Cops nab Jewish woman trying to sneak goat onto Temple Mount; animals dies due to suffocation

A young Jewish Israeli woman tried to enter the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem’s Old City with a small goat hidden under her dress, Army Radio reports.

The woman — pretending to be pregnant — attracted the attention of police officers after noises were heard and movement was noticed under her dress.

The woman was arrested, but the goat died of suffocation, Army Radio says.

In recent years, fringe religious groups have increasingly sought to carry out animal sacrifices at the flashpoint Jerusalem holy site, as performed in biblical times. The Returning to the Mount group makes a request each year to carry out the ritual before Passover but is repeatedly denied by authorities, as most Israeli security officials believe that it would be seen as a major change to the religious site’s status quo and spark fierce backlash from across the region.

Most Popular