The police have announced that due to a suspicion of "provocations", they have closed the Temple Mount to Jews. An appeal was sent to the High Court of Justice.
By the way,
Police commander Moshe Barkat told Army Radio that the police will allow Jewish worshipers to enter the Temple Mount during Tisha Be'av on Saturday night and Sunday. He noted that the police will attempt to prevent clashes with Muslims praying on the Mount during the month of Ramadan.
Was he lying?
Those blocked spotaneously sat down for recitation of Lamentations:
MK Prof. Aryeh Eldad spoke of the Temple Mount in a slicing fashion last night:
Eldad said much could be learned from the “problematic deal” signed recently regarding Givat Ha'Ulpana in Beit El. “It is that they decided there not to demolish the homes, but rather, to cut them in pieces,” he noted..."Let us learn that even more so, this applies when the time comes to build the Holy Temple, and that will be soon. We will then cut up the structure which is there now,” he proposed.
“We will cut it up, and they can take it wherever they want – because that is where the Third Holy Temple should and will stand – speedily in our days!”
Pics from Islamic news sites of the situation inside the Temple Mount today.
And this, outside the Iron Gate, I think:
Posteriors to the Dome of Rock