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Jewish Activist Launches 1 Billion Shekel Lawsuit Against Jordan and PA For Years of Temple Mount Discrimination

Jewish activist launches class action suit against Jordan and PA for decades of discrimination against Jewish rights at Temple Mount.

By Ari Yashar

Jewish activist and attorney Baruch Ben-Yosef this week launched a 1 billion shekel ($263 million) class-action lawsuit against Jordan, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and a radical Arab group over their discriminatory practices against Jews on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.

An Israeli law from 2000 states that operators of public sites cannot deny entry on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender or political affiliation, with offenders liable to pay up to 50,000 shekels in damages. Ben-Yosef is suing on behalf of the thousands of Jews who have been harassed, banned from prayer, or simply blocked from the Mount for decades, reports Walla! on Thursday.

In the suit submitted to a Jerusalem District Court, Ben-Yosef pointed out that the PA and its chairman Mahmoud Abbas are guilty of “continuously inciting violence on the Temple Mount to eliminate or decrease Jewish visitors to the Mount.”

His suit also argues


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