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Jewish groups call on Israel’s Ben-Gvir to allow 'slaughter offering' at Al-Aqsa

January 5, 2023 at 9:16 am

Muslims arrive to perform Friday prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on October 21, 2022 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Jewish organisations yesterday called on Israel’s newly-appointed National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to allow ritual slaughter of lamb in Al-Aqsa Mosque to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Israeli media reported that several Jewish organisations submitted a formal request to Ben-Gvir and the Israeli police to allow them to carry out the Passover sacrifice in Al-Aqsa Mosque. Passover falls during the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan this year.

The requests come following Ben-Gvir’s recent storming of Al-Aqsa, which was condemned internationally.

Similar calls were made last year with Jewish groups taking to social media platforms to encourage people to sacrifice a lamb at the Muslim Holy site.

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