PM’s office avers that freedom of religion will be respected during Ramadan

Tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers attend the last Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Al-Aqsa compound atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, April 14, 2023. (Jamal Awad/Flash90/File)
Tens of thousands of Muslim worshipers attend the last Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Al-Aqsa compound atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, April 14, 2023. (Jamal Awad/Flash90/File)

Amid reports that he agreed to limit the number of Arab-Israeli worshipers allowed on the Temple Mount during Ramadan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office pushes back.

In a statement, the PMO says that Netanyahu “made a balanced decision that allows freedom of religion with necessary security limits, which have been set by professional officials.”

“Any other report is incorrect,” the statement adds, without elaborating on what decision was made and what restrictions will be put in place.

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