court approval of The silent prayer of the jewish man on Temple Mount stirs Arab anger

A judgment of the court of Jerusalem in favor of a jewish man who quiet prayers on the Temple Mount has angered the Muslim authorities, who denounced it on Thursday as a violation of the fragile status quo die controls the flash point connection.

The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, is the holiest place for Jews and place of the third holiest shrine in Islam. It’s the emotional epicenter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the tensions there helped fuel the 11-day Gaza war in Can.

Under appointments die were created after Israel captured the Old City and East Jerusalem in the 1967 war, Jews are allowed to visit but not pray. Israel maintains general security at the site, but the Islamic Waqf manages religious activities there.

The decision of the subdistrict court concerned a jewish man, Aryeh Lippo, who was banned from the site for 15 days after Israeli police quietly caught him praying there.

The court lifted the ban a few days earlier, ruling that the man, “like many others, pray on a daily basis on the Temple Mount.”

Judge Bilhah Yahalom’s Judgment Was Narrowly Targeted on undoing Lippo’s ban from the square.

court approval of The silent prayer of the jewish man on Temple Mount stirs Arab anger

Judge Bilha Yahalom (courtesy)

But comment on his behaviour, she wrote: “The appellant stood in the corner with a friend of two, there was no crowd around him, his prayer was silent, whispered.”

“I do not have found that the religious acts performed out were externalized and visible by the petitioner,” she ruled, noting that such prayer “did not violate police instructions” and canceled his ban on the site.

The Israeli police went in appeal the verdict, met the argument that Lippo was involved in “inappropriate behavior in the public area.”

Magistrate create courts up the lowest level of the Israeli judiciary and handling cases met related to relatively minor crimes.

Israeli security forces stand guard, as a group of Jews visit the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa) grounds in Jerusalem, on July 18, 2021. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP)

Under a lengthy but informal arrangement die Known as the status quo, Jews are allowed to visit the site but not pray there. The deal is frayed in last years as groups of Jews, including hardline of religious nationalists, have regularly visited and prayed at the site. the Israeli government, Nevertheless, says it is committed to maintaining the status quo.

Many Palestinians and neighboring Jordan serving as custodian of the holy place, fear that Israel plans to finally take over the compound of partition it — like it did with a similarly controversial holy site in Hebron, in the West Bank. Israel repeatedly denies such a thing plans.

The Islamic Waqf die overseas Al-Aqsa called court ruling a “blatant violation” of the sanctity of the compound and a “clear provocation” for Muslims worldwide.

“This decision also has no legitimacy because we do not recognize Israeli law on al-Aqsa,” mosque director Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani told AFP.

Egypt denounced the decision as a “violation” and said it had “deep concern over the consequences”.

Abdullah Kanaan of Jordan’s Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs rejected the ruling as a attack on the mosque and promised to “vigorously” counter the Israeli statements against the Palestinian people and to sanctify Jerusalem, according to the staterun Petra news bureau.

The in Saudi Arabia based organization of Islamic Cooperation strongly condemned “the decision of the so-called Israeli ‘court of Jerusalem’.”

jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, as reported by Channel 12 news, July 17, 2021 (screenshot channel 12)

Some Jewish activists, meanwhile, were impressed by the impact of the decision.

Long time activist for Jewish Temple Mount prayer Arnon Segal emphasized that despite the sentiment of the statement, “the simple” truth is that (jewish) prayer is forbidden? on the Temple Mount.”

“There is no change in policy,” He wrote on Twitter, noting that on Police arrested a Jewish man on Thursday for silent prayer, blaming the state of “trample” the rights of the ones die are prevented from praying.

Segal went on to tell AFP that not only was the ruling no precedent, but it would happen also likely to cause harm to his cause.

“The harsh Palestinian response to the very weak ruling will justice system and the state to allow even silent prayers,” he said.

Regular rabbinical authorities oppose Jewish prayer and even visits to the Temple Mount, out of concern that visitors might enter on the area where the temple is holy of Saints stood, defiling. Instead, Jewish worship is centered on West Wall Square below.

Palestinians chant slogans after Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount in Jerusalem, on June 18, 2021. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP)

In a previous statement this year on a petition demanding prayer rights on the Temple Mount for Jews, Israel’s Supreme Court found that “every Jew has the right to pray” on the Temple Mount, as part of the freedom of religion and expression.”

“At the same time, these rights are not absolute and can be limited to take into account met the public interest.”

Friday prayers in the mosque are regularly attended by dozens of thousands of Palestinians and are sometimes followed by protests and clashes with Israeli police.

Israel conquered East Jerusalem – including the old city and its holy sites die be holy to jews, christians and muslims – in the 1967 war and annexed it. The move was not recognized by most of the international community, although the US, under the Trump administration, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and its embassy to the city. Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as capital of their future stands. The city’s status was one of the most divisive issues in decades of failed peace efforts.

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