Prohibit Sightseeing at Wailing Wall During Prayer, Jerusalem Jews Demand

Request Same Privilege as is Accorded to Other Religions (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A petition directed to the High Commissioner of Palestine by pious Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall of the Temple, known as the Wailing Wall, asks that the application of the generally accepted rules with regard to sightseeing at the Holy Places in Jerusalem also be enforced at the Wall.

The Jewish worshippers requested that the Jerusalem police be directed to prohibit sightseers from visiting the Wall during the hour of prayer on Friday night and Saturday. The complaint is voiced that many of the spectators who often come in large numbers during the hour of prayer display an irreverent attitude which is offensive to the religious susceptibilities of the Jewish worshippers. The Holy Places of worship belonging to the other creeds are not open for sightseeing during prayers.

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