Security Forces Bracing for Birchas Kohanim

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mishtara.jpgWhat may be the highlight of yomtov for many visitors is a major security event for ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) Director Yuval Diskin and Jerusalem Police Chief Ilan Franco. Seeking to prepare for the Monday morning event, the two met on Har HaBayis on Sunday, planning their strategy under the threat of renewed Islamic violence in and around Jerusalem’s Old City.

Thousands of police, border police and special units will be deployed on Monday in the Greater Old City area, including Arab villages in the eastern capital, with police determined to have the event pass without incident following days of Arab violence in the areas mentioned.

Tens of thousands of mispalalim are expected to attend the Birchas Kohanim on the second day Chol Hamoed, and security officials are confident they will succeed in ensuring the day’s event passes without incident.

In the meantime, Islamic clerics and leaders are working in earnest to bring many supports to Har HaBayis, seeking to ensure non-Muslims are not permitted to visit as well as to flex their political muscle, sending a clear message to Israel that the Temple Mount belongs to the Islamic Waqf and the Muslim people, not the Jewish People.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)




5 COMMENTS

  1. Nu, I ask You, HaShem! Isn’t it high time for Mashiach already! Your Kavod will be spread over the entire world! The Kiddush HaShem will be a perfect, 100% complete one: once and for all! May we be zoche!

  2. “sending a clear message to Israel that the Temple Mount belongs to the Islamic Waqf and the Muslim people, not the Jewish People.”

    Which happens to be correct and true. Hashem gave them Har HaBayis (for the meantime!) as a reward for their keeping the mitzvah of milah.

  3. Daniel Breslauer are you saying that the Temple Mount belongs to the Islamic Waqf and the Muslim people, not the Jewish People.” and that they should make all the rules and regulations concering who and when they can go to the Temple Mount