Days after a terror attack inside its perimeter, the Temple Mount has been reopened, albeit with new security measures.
Israeli police lifted a ban on Muslim worshipers entering Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound after it was closed in the wake of a deadly attack that resulted in the deaths of two Border Police officers. At this stage, two gates will open to the public – The Gate of the Tribes and The Council Gate.
The ban was lifted after police decided that new security measures would be taken at the site, including metal detectors that were placed at the entrances to the compound in an effort to monitor and prevent smuggling of the weapons inside.
Shortly after Israeli authorities re-opened the Temple Mount for prayer services, members of the Jerusalem Islamic Wakf, the Muslim religious body that oversees the compound, protested the new security measures and called on Muslim worshipers to avoid entering the compound.
So the Muslims are protesting the new security arrangements after Muslims attacked and killed two police officers. Makes sense.