Jews visiting the Temple Mount (illustrative)
Jews visiting the Temple Mount (illustrative)Netanel Malchutya/TPS

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir (Otzma Yehudit) has ordered special preparations to be made in honor of Jerusalem Day, when thousands of Jews are expected to ascend the Temple Mount.

In preparation for the event, hundreds of police officers will be sent to reinforce the forces on the Mount, and the process of allowing Jews to ascend the Mount will be made smoother, and without unnecessary delays.

Israel Police have distanced many rioters from the Mount, after these attempted to disrupt the Jewish pilgrims' visit to the site.

At the same time, Ben Gvir has ordered that Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags not be flown on the Temple Mount, and Israel Police on Thursday morning removed such flags from the Silwan neighborhood as well.

"I am happy to see the many thousands who come to celebrate on the Temple Mount, as well as all those who are coming to Jerusalem," Ben Gvir said. "The Temple Mount, which was liberated on Jerusalem Day 56 years ago, is the holiest place for Jews, and Jews have the right to ascend this place and celebrate its liberation, and I am happy that thousands are doing that."