Days Of Palestine – Jerusalem
The Israeli high court of justice has ordered the Israeli government to reply to a petition filed by Jewish temple activists calling for allowing Jews to enter the Aqsa Mosque as long as Islamic Awqaf employees and officials are allowed entry despite the lockdown measure at the holy site.
According to different Hebrew websites, chief judge of the high court Daphne Barak-Erez asked the government to respond within five days to a claim filed by a lawyer representing Jewish groups stating that there was a political agreement between Jordan and Israel regarding the closure of the Aqsa Mosque to Jews and Muslims except for Islamic Awqaf staff during the coronavirus crisis.
The petitioners claim that Jordan and the Islamic Awqaf authority in Jerusalem agreed to stop Muslim prayers at the Aqsa Mosque after the Israeli government promised them, as a condition, to prevent visits by Jews to the Islamic holy site.
They called for allowing Jews to enter the Mosque and tour its courtyards since the agreement accepted the entry of Awqaf staff to the holy site.
Meanwhile, temple groups have announced intents to organize a mass march to the Aqsa Mosque to desecrate its courtyards on Ramadan 29 (May 22, 20120) in order to celebrate what they called Jerusalem day (the occupation of east Jerusalem).