Sunday, February 8, on the Temple mount in the Old city of Jerusalem, the police detained a young man, a suspect in violation of established rules of behavior in this Holy place.
As reported by Walla, 19-year-old boy is suspected that sang on the Temple mount national the national anthem of Israel «Tikva».
Recall that the police prohibits all religions except the Muslims to pray on the Temple mount or perform acts of a religious nature.
Editorial NEWSru.co.il appealed in a press-service of the police for clarification as to whether a violation of the established rules anthem «Tikva» on the Temple mount. We confirmed that any action that may cause disturbances, violate the established rules, the purpose of which is to «respect the status quo on the Temple mount».
In a recent interview with the editorial NEWSru.co.il the Minister of internal security, Gilad Erdan (Likud) said, «it is well known that for almost 50 years, on the Temple mount there exists a status quo. I don’t care for it, but not in my power to change it. Peace, however, should know that the status quo discriminates against, primarily, the Jews. Muslims have the right to pray there, and millions of them annually visit the temple mount. In the past year, the number of visitors amounted to 12 million. The Jews could only visit the mount as tourists, while having no right to enter the mosque. I can proudly say that even in the case of outbreaks of violence by Muslims against the visitors, we do not stop the visits to the mount, as it was previously. As you know, outlawed radical Islamic group «Murabitun» and «Moralitat» and «Islamic movement», which prevented the visits by Jews the Temple mount. The need to secure the visits of Jews to the temple mount leads to the fact that a limited number of people can visit this place. We strive to ensure that the status quo is to increase this number».