Activists Arrested for Bowing on Temple Mount (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 05/20/12)
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Knesset Member Michael Ben Ari (National Union) and a few dozen
activists celebrated Jerusalem Day by going up to the Temple Mount
Sunday morning and asked to pray on the site.
Unlike the activists who kept their prayers short, Ben Ari threw
himself down full length on to the ground of the Temple Mount as part
of the prayer.
According to those who were with the lawmaker, the Arab bystanders
did not respond to Ben Ari´s action. “We scare ourselves for
nothing,” said the MK. “Arabs understand what leftists do not
understand. We have a right to pray on the Mount.”
Although the Arab security force on the site tried to arrest the MK
and two other activists, Ben Ari refused to cooperate, insisted on
his diplomatic immunity and claimed his right to pray on the site.
Earlier, those who went up to the Temple Mount explained the decision
to do so especially on this day as a desire “to bring loyalty to the
holiest site in Jerusalem” as they defined it.
At 3:00 p.m. Sunday, thousands of people are expected to march around
and through the Old City of Jerusalem in the traditional flag march
marking the reunification of the ancient capital.
The route of the march will once again pass through the Muslim
Quarter, despite last year´s disturbances, after having been
confirmed by the Commissioner of Police.
On Sunday evening, celebrants will gather at the Yeshiva Merkaz HaRav
Kook for an assembly with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu,
government ministers, Knesset members, honored rabbis and various
other public figures. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/20/12)
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