Temple Mount closed to non-Muslim visitors for final 10 days of Ramadan

The Temple Mount will be closed to all non-Muslim visitors for the final 10 days of Ramadan, which concludes on July 17, police said on Tuesday.

The temporary closure of the contested holy site to non-Muslims has become pro forma for the end of the month-long holiday over the last several years, Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

“This is standard procedure for security reasons,” he said. “Last year the Temple Mount was also closed for security-related reasons for the final 10 days of Ramadan to ensure a peaceful conclusion to the holiday.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Temple-Mount-closed-to-non-Muslim-visitors-for-final-10-days-of-Ramadan-408266

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