Amichai and Rina Ariel, the parents of 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel, went up to the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning, along with numerous friends and supporters. Jerusalem police commander Yorem Halevy accompanied the group.
Hallel Ariel was murdered by a terrorist earlier this month. Over the past week, her parents called on the Israeli public to join them in a mass visit to the Temple Mount in order to strengthen the "Jewish people's heart," as they put it.
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home), Amichai Ariel's cousin, was forbidden from joining, though he gave a speech to the group before they went up.
Separately, two Jews were detained by police on the Temple Mount on suspicion of violating the site's regulations. This term usually refers to the ban on Jews, and only Jews, praying at their holiest site.