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Muslim women block Jews from visiting Temple Mount

By Mason White 2:50 PM March 7, 2013
Angry Muslim mob on the Temple Mount 

By: Shifra Unger
A group of angry Muslim women blocked Jews from the Temple Mount today as an angry confrontation broke out, according to police reports in Jerusalem, Israel.

Jewish visitor groups could not ascend to the Temple Mount, which is the holiest site of Judaism, by a hostile mob of Muslim women on Wednesday morning.

Just like every day, Jewish visitor groups gathered at the Temple Mount Mughrabi Gate, where police searched them for items that are considered offensive to Islam. Muslim authorities prohibit the presence of sacred Jewish and Christian items.

As the group began to move through the door, a group of Muslim women blocked their path and began hurling insults against the Jews. The police managed to disperse the women, only to be confronted by an even larger group of angry Muslim men.

In order to avoid any kind of violence, Israeli police decided to close the Temple Mount for non-Muslim visitors and ordered the Jews out. A Knesset member told an Israeli newspaper that it is now clear the Israel has lost control of the Temple Mount.