Temple Mount closed to Jews through end of Ramadan

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Temple Mount has been closed to Jewish visitors until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Israel Police posted the announcement in Hebrew at the site on Tuesday. Ramadan ends on July 17 with the Eid al-Fitr celebration.

The site is closed every year at the end of Ramadan, Israel Police told the news website Times of Israel.

Palestinians had been granted more access to the Temple Mount for Ramadan, but many of those visits were cancelled after rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel.

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