Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Jewish March to Kotel Cancelled Because of Ramadan?

Activists promised to up their campaign for Jewish rights to pray on the Temple Mount last night, as Islamist rioters, police, forced significant delays to an annual march commemorating the destruction of the two Jewish Temples in Jerusalem.
Last week, Arutz Sheva reported that an annual Tisha B'Av march would face severe delays due to a police decision to give precedence to Muslim worshippers during the month of Ramadan.
Jewish activists asked police to delay Muslim celebrations instead, citing the fact that Ramadan is a month long, and Tisha B'Av falls on only one night, and that the late hour would likely impact on the Jewish event's turnout - but to no avail.  Police insisted that the Tisha B'Av march start only at 11:30pm, after Muslim Ramadan commemorations had finished.
On the night, the march only left at 11:50pm, due to rioting by Islamists near Damascus Gate, along the route of the march.

Event organisers Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover of the "Women in Green" group, responded by notifying police that next year, they would be marching to the Temple Mount itself.

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