Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Israeli court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem Holy Site

By News Express on 17/03/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 429


An Israeli court on Sunday ordered the temporary closure of a side building at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site that has been the source of tensions in recent weeks. 

The Jerusalem magistrates court said the building known as the Golden Gate at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, should be closed while the case continues.

The site’s administrator, the Waqf religious organisation, was given 60 days to respond to the court case involving the building.

Israeli police have called for the building to be closed.

There are believed to be discussions ongoing between Israel and Jordan, the custodian of the holy site, over the status of the building.

There have in recent weeks been scuffles between worshippers and Israeli police at the site in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem over the use of the side building.

Palestinian worshippers have been entering the site despite an Israeli order that it should stay closed.

Israel shut access to the Golden Gate in 2003 during the second Palestinian intifada over alleged militant activity there.

Palestinian officials argue that the organisation that prompted the ban no longer exists and there is no reason for it to remain closed.

The larger compound is the third-holiest site in Islam and a focus of Palestinian aspirations for statehood.

It is also the location of Judaism’s most sacred spot, revered as the site of the two biblical-era Jewish temples.

Jews are allowed to visit but cannot pray there and it is a frequent scene of tension. (AFP)

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is a frequent scene of tension in Jerusalem 

Source News Express

Posted 17/03/2019 7:43:36 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
CAN raises alarm over alleged plan to attack...

BREAKING: Ojukwu’s son, Debe, reported dead

Senate to begin consideration of 2018 Budget next...

Senate vs Presidency: Osinbajo heads peace committee

Kogi Governor: The truth must be told, By...

Fixing Nigeria’s energy crisis needs Diaspora expertise intervention...

Kogi APC members reject Governor-elect Yahaya Bello, insist...

NLNG Act amendment threatens future gas investment

Airtel offers hope to the underprivileged with ‘Touching...

Nullify DSS’ lopsided enlistment, HURIWA tells FG

Herdsmen kill 7 Benue farmers after soldiers depart...

Ember Months: Imo Govt. tasks road users on...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Tribunal upholds Makinde’s election as Oyo Governor Buhari critic resigns 10 days after accepting appointment in Ministry of Budget Boko Haram attacks University of Maiduguri Militants point new path to Niger Delta development Obasanjo writes South African leader over Xenophobia Gov. Umahi appoints 180 additional aides FG extends border closure indefinitely 10,000 Nigerian girls forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso – Ambassador FUOYE killings: Fayemi directs commissioner of police to commence investigation Xenophobia: FG releases states of returnees Resident doctors demand improved healthcare infrastructure in southeast Falling container kills 2, injures others in Lagos

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (540,363 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,869 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,177 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,594 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,569 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,604 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,681 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,273 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,425 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,415 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,797 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,409 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,109) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (811) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,953) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,360) Opinion (1,358) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,446) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera