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Israel Police on Har Habayis over recent days have been facing increased Islamic violence on the holy site, which at times, led to banning all non-Muslim visitors to the site.
This is actually the goal of those involved in the violence, as they are aware if the violence escalates, police will usually block Jews from visiting the area, a win/win situation for the Islamic radicals.
YWN NOTES: Gedolei Yisrael over the generations and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel prohibit visiting Har Habayis, which they explain carries the punishment of karess.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)