Israeli police escort Jewish visitors on Tuesday to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist Israeli Cabinet minister, visited the flashpoint holy site for the first time since taking office in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new far-right government last week. Photo: AP
Israeli police escort Jewish visitors on Tuesday to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist Israeli Cabinet minister, visited the flashpoint holy site for the first time since taking office in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new far-right government last week. Photo: AP
Middle East

Israeli far-right minister Itamar Ben-Gvir visits contested Jerusalem holy site

  • Israel’s national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir visits compound that houses the Al-Aqsa mosque, under heavy security
  • The Palestinian Foreign Ministry called it an ‘unprecedented provocation’ and a ‘dangerous escalation’

Israeli police escort Jewish visitors on Tuesday to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist Israeli Cabinet minister, visited the flashpoint holy site for the first time since taking office in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new far-right government last week. Photo: AP
Israeli police escort Jewish visitors on Tuesday to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist Israeli Cabinet minister, visited the flashpoint holy site for the first time since taking office in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new far-right government last week. Photo: AP
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