Jerusalem police arrested 10 Jews who prayed and sang Israel’s national anthem “Hatikva” on the Temple Mount, Monday morning. They had come in a group of 30 who were divided by police into smaller groups. The police then closed the site to visitors.
Attorney Adi Kedar, who is representing the detainees on behalf of the Honenu legal-aid organization, responded by saying, “The Israel Police’s level of discriminatory policy is repeatedly rising while trampling human rights and restricting Jewish movement in the most sacred places.”
One of the worshipers said, ”Freedom of expression is not valid on the Temple Mount.” He continued, “It’s time that freedom of expression and human rights will also be given to the Jews on the Temple Mount , and that everyone will have the great privilege to pray in this holy place.”