The Jerusalem Post

Not an assault on al-Aqsa


The record needs to be set straight: A few hundred Jews ascending the Temple Mount on Tisha Be’av, the day commemorat­ing the destructio­n of the First and Second Temples that stood on that mount, does not constitute “settlers storming al-Aqsa.”

It constitute­s Jews wanting to visit their holiest site on the fast day dedicated to rememberin­g the Temples that once stood there, and their destructio­n.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett acted judiciousl­y in allowing Jews to ascend the site Sunday, despite early violence there in an obvious attempt by some Arabs to prevent the Jews from doing so.

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