Members of the various Temple Mount groups and specifically MK Moshe Feiglin have pleaded with the police to establish "security space" between Muslims and Jews within the site's courtyards.
The suspicion is that if that speace does not exist, possible injury or worse can occur. Separation is safety.
This screen snap was taken from a visit today, Monday. The Jew and the policeman are in the center and on the left, a Muslim woman approaches while off to the right and in front, is another.
I am not accusing either women of criminal intent but simply illustrating that if a security distance is not kept, the possibility of danger increases. Today, an Arab woman stabbed a Jew at Gush Etzion. it happens, and it happens all the time.