Muslim council calls to ban all Jews from Temple Mount
By Dalit Halevy
The Muslim council of clerics in Jerusalem has issued a call to entirely ban all Jewish presence from the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.
The announcement specifically called to return the situation at the Al-AqsaMosque on the Temple Mount to as it was before the 1967 Six Day War, when Israel liberated the holy site from Jordanian occupation that hadlasted from the 1948 War of Independence.
Ironically, the announcement read: “the Muslims want Al-Aqsa Mosque to be returned to the situation before 1967, when it was liberated from all occupation and under the rule of the Arabs and the Muslims, since it belongs only to the Muslims.”
“The Islamic department of holy sites is the one that determined who was allowed to enter and exit from among the non-Muslim visitors,” wrote the council in apparent nostalgia to the days of completely unmitigated discrimination when Jews were forbidden from the site.
“The Muslims demand to have the key of the Mughrabi Gate returned to them, after it was seized by the occupation army and currently serves for aggressive invasions,” they added, in reference to the sole gate to the Temple Mount where non-Muslims are currently allowed to enter from.
Currently the Jordanian Waqf remains in de facto control of the Temple Mount, banning Jewish prayer despite
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