Lawmakers had been ordered to stay away from the holiest site in Judaism since November 2015.
TEL AVIV — Yehuda Glick, a lawmaker from the Likud party, held office hours outside an entrance to the Temple Mount to protest an ongoing b…
The Temple Mount became a focus of tensions this summer after Israel placed metal detectors at the site as a security measure.
“Those Jews who ascend to the Temple Mount desecrate its sanctity,” Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said.
“Liberate the Al Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews…Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one.”
“As Prime Minister of Israel, the person who bears the responsibility for Israel’s security, I must make the decisions with coolness and discretion.”
The main prayer session at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque ended more quietly on Friday.
“Ascend the Temple Mount today! Join the quiet revolution!”
“We will sacrifice ourselves for Al-Aqsa!” chanted the throng outside Islam’s third-holiest shrine.
Thousands of Muslim worshippers rushed to pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque in chaotic scenes on Thursday