Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem’s Old City HaGaon HaRav Avigdor Nebenzahl Shlita spoke with Noam Zeigman of Kol Berama Radio on Sunday morning 22 Tammuz, stating he is not sure if he erred in his decision to permit two Zaka volunteers to go onto Har Habayis to tend to the bodies of the slain terrorists who were eliminated during the perpetration of the Erev Shabbos terror attack.
“It is Zaka’s duty to tend to bodies but I am not certain I did not err [regarding my decision to permit them onto Har Habayis]” stated the rav.
The rav explained he viewed the Zaka volunteers as being soldiers but now he is not sure that he decision was correct.
Zaka commander Bentzi Oaring was also interviewed on the program, explaining it was not Zaka personnel who removed the slain bodies of the terrorists from Har Habayis, but this was done by a police vehicle. The vehicle took the bodies to the Mughrabi Gate and from there, Zaka took over.
Oaring added that he had a conversation with Rav Rosa, the organization’s posek, and he stated specifically not to enter Har Habayis at all because it is a ‘isur d’oraissa’.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)