In this post and others I have upload here, you can see IDF soldiers visiting the Temple Mount.
Forget for a mement its sacred status for Jews. It is an historical and cultural site of supreme importance.
Americans go to Washington to see the Monument in the Mall, Frenchmen look up at the Eiffel Tower and the Tomb of the Unknow Soldier, etc.
So, is the Waqf upset that soldiers in uniform enter the Temple Mount or that they are Jewish or represent the army of the state of Israel?
Here's a picture of Turkish soldiers on the Mount before World War I:-
So, it must be the religion?