Dozens of Palestinians protest at Gaza border against Ben Gvir Temple Mount visit

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir tours the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av, July 27, 2023. (Temple Mount Administration)
National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir tours the Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av, July 27, 2023. (Temple Mount Administration)

Dozens of Palestinians protest at Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip against National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir’s visit to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount earlier today.

The protesters burn tires and set off explosive devices. The blasts are heard in Israeli communities near the border.

IDF forces at the scene respond with riot dispersal measures.

Ben Gvir visited the flashpoint holy site earlier today for Tisha B’Av, a Jewish fast day that mourns the destruction of the two Biblical temples that stood on the Temple Mount.

The Old City esplanade is the holiest site to Jews, and contains the third-holiest mosque for Muslims.

Under the fragile, longstanding status quo, Jews are allowed to visit the site under certain conditions, but not pray there.

Ben Gvir’s visit drew condemnations from Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza-based Hamas terror group, and a rebuke from the US.

Most Popular