Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount raised the Israeli flag while singing “Hatikva,” as over a thousand Jews visited the complex on Jerusalem Day on Thursday.
Video from the scene showed a man carrying a small flag while the group walking with him sang the Israeli national anthem. The man carrying the flag was detained. At least three additional individuals raised Israeli flags on the Mount on Thursday as well.
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A number of ministers and MKs visited the Temple Mount on Thursday, including Negev and Galilee and National Resilience Minister Yitzhak Wasserlauf (Otzma Yehudit) and Likud MKs Dan Illouz, Ariel Kallner and Amit Halevi.
“The Temple Mount is the holiest place for the Jewish people,” said Illouz. “It’s not my first time there and I’m always excited to go up the Mount. It is inconceivable to accept a claim as if the presence of Jews in a certain place, especially in the holiest place for the people of Israel, is an extreme act. As someone who immigrated to Israel from abroad, to the state of the Jews, out of deep Zionism, I cannot accept an argument that says that the very presence of Jews in a certain place is a provocation. This is unacceptable. I intend to ask God in this holy place to work for the unity of Israel and for the prosperity of the State of Israel in the face of many challenges facing us.”
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