Palestine: Israeli judge’s approval of “quiet” Jewish pray at Al-Aqsa angers Islamist bigots

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“An Israeli judge’s conclusion this week that ‘quiet’ Jewish prayer should be allowed at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, revered by Muslims and Jews, has stirred Palestinian furore over the Jerusalem flashpoint. Jews refer to the site as the Temple Mount, referencing two temples that were said to have stood there in antiquity. Al-Aqsa is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, falling within Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, but administered by the Waqf Islamic affairs council. The Waqf called the Tuesday ruling by Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court judge Billha Yahalom an illegitimate ‘provocation,’ while Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh warned Israel against any moves to enforce it. Even Israeli police have appealed the decision, which came in response to a petition by an Israeli rabbi, Aryeh Lippo, who on September 29 was slapped with a two-week ban from the plaza after praying there.” (10/07/21)