Watch: MKs ascend Temple Mount after PM Netanyahu eases restrictions
Israeli lawmakers visited the Temple Mount for the first time since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eased restrictions on Knesset members after a three-year ban.
Among the visitors included MKs Yehuda Glick, Shuli Moalem and Amir Ohana.
PM Netanyahu reportedly told Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein last week that lawmakers can resume visiting the Temple Mount on a regular basis, as long as they don’t do so more than once every three months and coordinate their visits with the police in advance.
Lawmakers are forbidden from addressing the public during their visits and cannot be accompanied by the media.
On Sunday, Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel and Sharren Haskel ascended the Mount, prompting the Palestinian Authority to write a strongly-worded statement condemning the move.
The PA accused the Israeli government of targeting ‘Islamic’ religious sites in Jerusalem.