Equipment seized at Temple Mount’s Mercy Gate – Attempts to transform the site into a mosque continue
Security forces overnight confiscated equipment brought by Muslims into the Temple Mount’s Mercy Gate in order to transform the historic site into a Mosque.
Mercy Gate is a large structure on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount that was closed several years ago based on a court order because the group running the historic site was found to have ties to Hamas.
In February, PM Netanyahu instructed authorities to close Mercy Gate and stop its renovations to transform the 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.
In addition, the IDF arrested 10 Muslim terrorists over the weekend in Judea and Samaria, who were wanted for involvement in terrorism and violent disorders directed against civilians and security personnel.