Jews arrested for praying on Temple Mount


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jewish father and daughter were arrested for allegedly praying on the Temple Mount, according to reports.

An Arab policeman arrested the two visitors to the mount Wednesday morning as they were being shown around the site by a relative, who is a volunteer tour guide at the site.

David Kirschenbaum took his daughter to visit the Temple Mount on the day before her wedding, The Jerusalem Post reported. Kirschenbaum told the newspaper he was pointing out sites in Jerusalem from the site and police took his daughter’s nodding for praying.  

Non-Muslims are not permitted to pray on the Temple Mount, including moving their lips in silent prayer.

The two were taken to the Kishla police station near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. They were not charged with a crime.

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