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No change in ban on Jewish prayer at Temple Mount, says ministry spokesman

A spokesman for Public Security Minister Omer Barlev insists there has been no change in policy regarding the ban on Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City.

The comment comes after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called to maintain freedom of worship at the holy site for Jews, even though they are currently barred from praying there. Bennett also said Muslims would continue to enjoy full freedom of worship at the Temple Mount.

The spokesman has not responded to an inquiry from a reporter for The Times of Israel regarding the police not taking action against Jews who appeared to pray at the site.

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