Thursday, February 22, 2007

We're Back!

Temple Mount open to Jews for first time in over three weeks

The Temple Mount has been opened to Jewish visitors for the first time in more than three weeks, and a number of groups visited the site.

Hundreds of Jews had demonstrated near the southern part of the Western Wall on Tuesday, demanding that access to the Temple Mount be resumed.

The police had closed the area to Jews following Arab demonstrations against excavations and construction work at the Mugrabi Gate.

The police made that decision out of concern for the safety of Jewish visitors. During previous occasions when the site was closed to Jews, the decision was made at the request of the Waqf, an Islamic trust.

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