Israeli Minister Seeks to Outlaw Groups That Monitor & Harass Jews on Temple Mount
The PA condemned Public Security Minister Erdan’s request Monday, asking Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to declare the Murabitat group, that shouts obscenities & incites against Jews, and who physically block non-Muslim visitors access to the holy site, as an unlawful association.
By Itsik Saban, Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Monday asked Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to urgently declare the Murabitat organization as an unlawful association.
Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount are often targeted with verbal abuse [Archive] – Photo Courtesy: Temple Mount Faithful
The Murabitat, which is active on the Temple Mount and poses as “a religious studies group,” is funded by the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, headed by “Al-Aqsa Sheikh” Raed Salah.
Its hundreds of male and female members are paid thousands of shekels per month to agitate and verbally abuse Jewish visitors there.
According to Erdan, Murabitat members monitor visits by Jews to the Temple Mount, shout obscenities and incite against them, and block visitor access to the holy site.
The Palestinian Authority condemned Erdan’s proposal to outlaw the group.
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