• Short Summary

    THE ISRAELI AUTHORITIES, WHO BANNED VISITORS OTHER THAN MUSLIMS TO JERUSALEM'S TEMPLE MOUNT FOLLOWING THE FIRE AT THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE ON 22 AUGUST, ARE ALLOWING UNRESTRICTED VISITS TO THE AREA ONCE MORE.

  • Description

    THE ISRAELI AUTHORITIES, WHO BANNED VISITORS OTHER THAN MUSLIMS TO JERUSALEM'S TEMPLE MOUNT FOLLOWING THE FIRE AT THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE ON 22 AUGUST, ARE ALLOWING UNRESTRICTED VISITS TO THE AREA ONCE MORE. SECURITY FORCES ARE, HOWEVER, KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE AREA.

    TEMPLE MOUNT IS THE HOLY AREA OF JERUSALEM WHERE THE AL-AQSA AND DOME OF THE ROCK MOSQUES ARE SITUATED. THE AUTHORITIES CLOSED IT TO VISITORS AS A SECURITY MEASURE AFTER THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE HAS BEEN DAMAGED, THE BURNING OF WHICH INFLAMED ARAB OPINION AGAINST ISRAEL.

    AT THE ISRAELI WEEKLY CABINET SESSION ON SUNDAY (19 OCTOBER), HOWEVER, IT WAS DECIDED THAT TEMPLE MOUNT SHOULD BE RE-OPENED TO VISITORS THE FOLLOWING DAY BUT THAT SECURITY FORCES SHOULD KEEP A CLOSER WATCH ON THE AREA.

    THE FIRST DAY WITHOUT THE BAN (20 OCTOBER), AN UNUSUALLY LARGE NUMBER OF TOURISTS FROM ABROAD, AS WELL AS ISRAELIS AND CHRISTIANS LIVING IN ISRAEL, VISITED TEMPLE MOUNT, AND MANY MUSLIMS CAME TO PRAY IN THE MOSQUES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2E8N1OMX3KCWLC8Y480FUHSGG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E8N1OMX3KCWLC8Y480FUHSGG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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