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Ra’am head Abbas: We must keep status quo on Temple Mount

Ra'am party leader Mansour Abbas attends a press conference at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on October 25, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Ra'am party leader Mansour Abbas attends a press conference at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on October 25, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Ra’am chairman MK Mansour Abbas says that it is important that the status quo on the Temple Mount remains in place — without allowing Jewish prayer.

“At the moment, there is a status quo where Muslims pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque and Jews pray at the Western Wall,” Abbas tells a podcast hosted by the Kan public broadcaster. “You want to take us to another conflict of religious war? It’s important to maintain this agreement in order to protect lives.”

Last month, Public Security Minister Omer Barlev insisted that the status quo remains in place, after months of media reports showing Jewish worshipers openly praying at the site while police turned a blind eye.

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