The High Court of Justice on Thursday rejected a petition by Har Habayis activists against the closing of the holy site to Jews on Jerusalem Day:
“We did not find any legal cause for intervention in the decisions,” the judges ruled in their decision.
The petition was sparked by a police notification that the holy site will be closed to non-Muslim on Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, which is observed on motzei Shabbos and Sunday, June 2, 2019, because it coincides with the final days of the Islamic month of Ramadan.
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)