Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the supervisor of the Western Wall and Israel’s holy sites and chairman of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, has spoken out against attempts to prevent Jews from visiting the Temple Mount.
In a statement to the press, Rabinowitz denounced the “vitriolic words uttered by Arab sources” regarding the entry to the Temple Mount and accused them of trying to start a religious war over the site, and said that the confrontation endangers the region.
Just last week, MK Taleb Abu Arar (United Arab List-Ta’al) said that the Temple Mount should be “permanently closed to Jews since they have nothing to do there.”
Recent months and years have witnessed an increase in Jewish visitation to the site, and Arab worshipers have frequently protested, often violently, against such visits.
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