MK Yehuda Glick, in response to the violence on the Temple Mount and the decision to temporarily bar Jews from it, has called for a more resolute stance, in a statement released by his spokesman.
"The Public Security Minister and the Israel Police have shown in the past year that they know how to fight unflinchingly against the violence on the Temple Mount. I call for them to continue standing against the violent rioters without fear.
"The events of the past year have shown that when the most extreme and violence-instigating elements are fought resolutely, quiet reigns on the Mount.
"I've contacted the Minister, and I will insist upon serious punishment for the rioters in the Internal Affairs Committee meeting."
"We cannot allow a situation where dozens of tourists and Jews wanting to visit the Temple Mount, from which the call of 'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation' is supposed to emanate, are repeatedly held hostage by a violent rabble roused by radical Islamic clerics.
"I call for the Islamic leadership to show responsibility and understand that they will be most harmed by this kind of violence and terror."