At Temple Mount, Islamic Waqf official beats Jewish man

(JNS.org) A Jewish man who tried to ascend the Temple Mount on Tuesday was beaten by an Islamic Waqf official. 

A Jewish man who tried to ascend the Temple Mount on Tuesday was beaten by a Waqf Muslim Authority official. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

"The police are afraid, and do not allow the entry of more than 20 to 30 Jews at once," said activist Yehuda Glick, who witnessed the incident, Israel National News reported.

"Hundreds of Jews wait an hour, two hours, and even three hours in the hot sun at the entrance, raising tensions at the Temple Mount," he added.

The beating comes after former Member of Knesset Michael Ben-Ari was booted from the Temple Mount on Sunday.

"I arrived at the Temple Mount now, at the entrance the guard in the guard booth informed me that by the order of the commander I was forbidden from entering the Temple mount, with no trial, no warning, just like that," Ben-Ari wrote on Facebook.

Posted on April 1, 2014 .