Arab List MK Masud Ganaim was removed from Har Habayis on Shabbos, escorted by police who wanted to be certain that he let the holy site. Police explained to him that as per current regulations, as a serving Member of Knesset, he is not permitted on Har Habayis.
Ganaim explained he came to praise and assist volunteers who have been working hard to spiff up the carpets and other areas of al-Aqsa Mosque.
Referring to the ban in place by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu against MKs and/or cabinet ministers Har Habayis; Ganaim explained that it is clear to all the presence of Muslim MKs does not result in a provocation and as such, he should be permitted to visit but police explained the ban applies to all elected officials.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)