Sunday, June 17, 2018

When the Temple Mount Was Occupied British Territory

Prince William is not the first member of the Royal Family to visit Jerusalem.  Among others was Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.

He was the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Among other positions, he acted as the King's representative through the first years of the First World War.

One of those duties was a visit to Jerusalem to General Edmund Allenby and his itinerary included the barracks at the David Tower courtyard where he awarded medals and ranks:

and the Temple Mount on May 22, 1918:

The Duke is between a Muslim official to his right and General Allenby to his left.  And the two Christians are wearing cloth over their boots (the other soldiers are Muslim from the Egyptian army).

I presume that the area was defined as "Occupied British Territory"?


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