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Betar Youth Demonstrate in Temple Mount Defying Government Ban

Members of a militant French Zionist youth group staged a parade and prayer service on the Temple Mount in Old Jerusalem today in defiance of a government ban on sectarian activities on that site. The youths, wearing the uniform of Betar, the youth organization associated with the Zionist-Revisionists, held their ceremonial in front of the El Aksa mosque, a Moslem sacred shrine.

They chanted the “minha” prayer and sang a hymn, but dispersed quietly when police approached. The leader of the group declared, “This is the most holy place of the Jews which is held by aliens. Let the Temple be rebuilt.”