25 wanted terrorists arrested – Muslims broke into Temple Mount’s Gate of Mercy
The IDF arrested 25 Muslim terrorists overnight in Judea and Samaria, who were wanted for involvement in terrorism and violent disorders directed against civilians and security personnel.
The terrorists were turned over to security agencies for further investigation.
In addition, security forces arrested several Muslims who broke into the Mercy Gate, a large structure on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount that was closed several years ago based on a court order because the group running the area was found to have ties to Hamas.
In February, PM Netanyahu instructed authorities to close Mercy Gate and stop its renovations to transform the historical site into a mosque. In March it was revealed that the Jordanian Waqf, which manages the site, rejected the Israeli court order and the construction continued.