An Israeli court on Wednesday allowed Jews to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the holiest mosque in Jerusalem, in a controversial and historic ruling.
Tensions have risen in Jerusalem following the controversial ruling. News from the Middle East Eye.
Judge Bilha Yahalom of the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ruled that it was not a crime to pray for Jews in the mosque. That is why the police will not be able to stop them.
The Israeli court issued the order in a case filed by a Jewish priest named Arieh Lippo.
Earlier, police barred a rabbi from entering the holy mosque of Al-Aqsa. In protest, he became the subject of an Israeli court order.
The judge allowed the rabbi to enter al-Aqsa and pray.
The Jews could not pray even if they were allowed to enter a place called Temple Mount in the Al-Aqsa compound for so long.
Jordan has been maintaining the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem since 1948. The Israeli court’s ruling strongly condemned the Jordanian government-run Jerusalem Islamic Waqf.