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Israel Police recommend MKs storm Al-Aqsa more

November 7, 2018 at 9:56 am

Controversial ultra-Orthodox Rabbi and Member of the Knesset Yehuda Glick of the Likud Party storms Al-Aqsa Mosque on 7 November 2018 (Anadolu Agency)

Jerusalem police chief Yoram Levy has recommended that Israeli members of parliament increase their raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque, Channel 7 reported yesterday.

According to Quds Press, Levy said that there had been no incidents in the holy site or intelligence gathered to indicate there would be negative repercussions for the incursions.

As a result, he added, members of the Knesset should be allowed storm Al-Aqsa Mosque unconditionally.

The recommendation now needs the approval of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the TV station said, however this would not be immediate as he would seek to avoid confrontations with Jordan which administers the mosque compound .

Earlier this year Netanyahu lifted a three-year ban on MKs entering the Muslim holy site with Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel becoming the first Israeli official to storm the compound since 2015.

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