The Jerusalem Post reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to thwart any attempt to use the Temple Mount to spark violence during the Ramadan holiday by assuring Muslims that no changes had been made to the Al-Haram Al-Sharif compound there.
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“I want to clarify, we strictly keep to the status quo on the Temple Mount,” said Netanyahu of the al-Aksa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock that are the third holiest sites for Islam.
“That compound is under the control of the Islamic Wakf and only Muslims are allowed to pray there, but others including Jews can visit.
“To my sorrow, this year again extremist elements are trying to stir up tensions in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.”
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