by Arutz Sheva Staff
Jerusalem District Police Commander Doron Yedid says time of Muslim prayers on Temple Mount was pushed back to prevent Jews from entering.
|Jews visit Temple Mount|
Yedid made it clear that the decision to allow Jews to ascend the Temple Mount despite the Muslim sacrifice of Eid al-Adha does not violate the status quo.
"I don't recognize the concept of 'status quo,'" Yedid said. "From the day I first came to know this place, the [Muslim] holiday morning prayer begins at 6:30 AM. Miraculously they changed the prayer to 7:30 in the morning. Isn't that a change in the status quo?"
"When we realized that everything was heading to the prevention of Jewish ascension by a handful of people, we used force, dispersed them and allowed the Jews to ascend."
Yedid said that at around 1:30 pm, the police would probably allow more Jews to enter the Temple Mount compound.
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