Most gates to Temple Mount closed due to new virus regulations

Most gates granting access to the Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City have been closed as part of the new rules to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Only four of the twelve gates are operating: The Gate of Remission (Bab Huta), Council Gate (Bab al-Majlis) and Chain Gate (Bab as-Silsileh) as well as the Mughrabi Gate, the only gate through which non-Muslims can enter the compound, which is known to Muslims as the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound or the Noble Sanctuary.

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