Knesset Member Plans to Oppose Netanyahu’s Ban on Israeli Lawmakers Visiting Temple Mount

The Jerusalem Post reports: Likud MK Yehudah Glick plans to petition the High Court of Justice against the prime minister’s decision to uphold a ban against MKs visiting the Temple Mount, he announced on Wednesday.

Lawmakers have been prohibited from visiting Judaism’s holiest site for more than a year, at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s instructions, though some Joint List MKs have violated the prohibition.

The ban was put into place following an assessment by the police that MK visits spark increased violence, but in recent months, the police have reversed their recommendation and said the visits are no longer a problem. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan confirmed their findings at the Knesset on Monday.

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