Joint HQ of Temple Organizations livid as police breach High Court ruling by allowing Muslim desecration of holiest site in Judaism.
By Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, First Publish: 12/2/2014, 5:55 PM
The Joint Headquarters of Temple Organizations (Joint HQ) reported that a Jew in his early 30s asked police present at the site to stop the soccer game, but that they refused.
“The officers who gave a free hand to the criminals, apart from the fact that they acted in breach of the law and in breach of the stated decision of the High Court on the topic – their behavior also is in complete breach of the written declaration of Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich,” said the Joint HQ.
As noted, Aharonovich last September made promises to enforce the law passed by the High Court years ago banning the soccer games on the holy site.
The Joint HQ noted that Aharonovich responded to questions from MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) on the topic saying “the officers acted in contradiction to the law and their obligations,” adding that the police are indeed required to stop the games.
“Police will from now on conscientiously enforce the law, and I have ordered police commanders to do so. Police are already working through several channels that the sanctity of the site is preserved,” promised Aharonovich at the time.
“It’s not enough that the police breach the law on the Temple Mount, when they don’t carry out their duty to prevent desecration of the site of the Temple and the harm to the sensitives of Jews on the Temple Mount,” wrote the Joint HQ. “The police have gone further by giving criminals cover, and arresting the harmed Jews.”
The organizations called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “to stop the alienating of the Temple Mount, and to order the police to protect the law, and to defend the Jews on the Temple Mount.
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