RAMALLAH, March 29 (JMCC) - Our Land of Israel, a right-wing Israeli group, is calling for the removal of Jerusalem
's mosques and replacing them with a rebuilt Jewish temple.
The group is advertising its campaign on 200 Jerusalem buses that portray the Old City of Jerusalem without the Muslim shrines and read, May the Holy Temple be built speedily and within our days.
Speaking to The Jerusalem Post on Sunday, Marzel said it was no mistake that the Islamic shrines were left out of the picture.Israel
“We’re representing the truth, in front of everyone, and saying out loud what every Jew believes,” Marzel said. “That the Third Temple needs to be built immediately on the Temple Mount and that the mosque should not be there.”
“When we reach the end of the Pessah Seder tomorrow night, he continued, “we’ll say, ‘Next year in a rebuilt Jerusalem.’ What does ‘rebuilt’ mean? It means with the Third temple intact.”
has imposed a complete closure
on the occupied territories
over the course of the Jewish Passover holiday, banning most Palestinians from entering Israel. Jerusalem's Old City is under a heightened security alert, and police are preventing Palestinians under the age of 50 from praying at the city's al-Aqsa mosque.
On Monday morning, all Palestinian citizens of Israel were being blocked by police from entering the mosque area.