Jews Ascending Temple Mount Are Instigating War, Ultra-Orthodox MK Says

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The Jerusalem Post reports: Amid increased visits by Jews to the Temple Mount over the intermediate days of Passover, MK Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) said on Wednesday that Jews who ascend to the Temple Mount are instigating war.

In an interview with Israel Radio, Gafni said that, according to religious law, there is a prohibition that prevents Jews from visiting the site until a new temple is built.

Gafni attributed the destruction of the Second Temple during Roman times to a similar failure to observe these religious bans.

The MK cited these violations as a serious problem that afford Muslim extremists a world audience in which they can blame Israel for things “that appear far more grievous than they actually are.”
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