WATCH: Israeli Couple Hold Quiet Wedding Ceremony on Temple Mount Despite Ban

The Times of Israel reports: An Israeli Jewish couple surreptitiously held their marriage ceremony Thursday at the Temple Mount, in an act of protest against Israeli-imposed rules forbidding Jewish religious rituals at the flashpoint site.

The couple, who are both activists in the Students for the Temple Mount group, which seeks to increase Jewish access to the site, videotaped the hurried ceremony and distributed the clip to the press. The couple had to carry out the nuptials without being seen by the Israeli police escort who would have stopped them, fearing such incidents could provoke unrest among the Palestinians.

Footage from the event showed Students for the Temple Mount chair Tom Nisani walking alongside his fiancé and fellow Temple Mount activist Sarah Lurcat, accompanied by friends as well as the customary police escort for Israeli-Jewish visitors to the site.

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