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Temple Mount closed to Jews for final days of Ramadan despite Ben Gvir's efforts

Police have informed Temple Mount activists that visits to the Jerusalem holy site will be banned for Jews and other non-Muslims during the last days of Ramadan. Last month, National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir sought to allow Jews to visit the site during the last 10 days of Ramadan, but his efforts appeared to have been stymied by the prime minister. Senior cabinet officials opposed Ben Gvir's demands due to the tense security situation in Jerusalem and concerns of unrest among the Palestinian population. Non-Muslim visits to the site are usually banned during the last 10 days of Ramadan due to security concerns.

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