VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Police Storm Har Habayis to Stop Islamic Rioting Tisha B’Av Morning



Israel Police on Tisha B’Av 5775 morning stormed Har Habayis in response to Arab rioting on the holy site. Youths were holed up in al-Aqsa Mosque for the entire night. They gathered stones, wooden planks, fireworks and other objects in addition to preparing a quantity of firebombs, all part of the plan to disturb visitors towards compelling police to shut the site down on Tisha B’Av.

The youths set up blockades to prevent police from opening the doors of the mosque. They used closets and metallic objects to prevent the doors from being forced open. A confrontation erupted between police and the youths, which quickly escalated to attacks against police.

The police force was led to Jerusalem Police Chief Moshe Edri, entering the mosque which the youths were using to evade police. Police entered a number of meters into the mosque and shut the doors, locking the youths inside and restoring calm to the site but not before a number of police were injured, B”H not seriously.

It is added that Gedolei Yisrael throughout the generations have ruled one may not visit Har Habayis. This is the ruling of Gedolei Yisrael today as well, in addition to being the position of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Anyone going on to bar habayis deserve what’s coming to them especially on tisha bav another reason mosiach can’t come we do not listen to our gedolai Yisroel our rabonim it is ossur to go there may hashem listen to our tefillos and we should be able to bring korbonos to the third Beis hamikdash in the very near future

  2. Fully agree with #2. The Gemoro states that the 2nd Beis Hamikdosh was destroyed through the Biryonim; people who go up to Har Habayis belong to the same category.