Unprecedented: Gov’t to allow Muslims from West Bank, Gaza to observe Ramadan on Temple Mount

In an unprecedented move, the Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday that it will permit hundreds of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip to visit family members, and enter Jerusalem to observe Friday prayers on the Temple Mount during the month of Ramadan.

The decision was made based on the recommendation of IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot as part of the policy to improve the quality of life for the Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the ministry said.

In a statement issued one day before the holiday commences – and after weeks of security preparations by the IDF and government officers – the Defense Ministry’s Spokesman’s Unit announced a series of historic steps to ease restrictive traveling policies for Ramadan.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Unprecedented-Govt-to-allow-Muslims-from-West-Bank-Gaza-to-observe-Ramadan-on-Temple-Mount-406204

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