Israeli man arrested for threatening to set blaze on Temple Mount

An Israeli man was arrested, placed on house arrest, and forbidden from entering the Temple Mount for several months by a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge on Wednesday after threatening to set a massive fire at the holy site during Lag B’Omer.

According to police, Daniel Sedika, of Jerusalem, recently made the threats on his Facebook page, writing that he would set a bonfire on the Temple Mount to “inflame the Middle East” on the holiday.

The judge presiding over the case said that Sedika, a self-described provocateur, confessed to writing the content and received numerous “likes” and encouragement from friends, which created a “fundamental danger of violence in a sensitive and volatile situation.”


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