Rabbi Ari Abramowitz of The Land of Israel Network was forcibly silenced and detained on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem while leading a group in reciting the Kaddish prayer for the Solomon family, slain by a terrorist in Halamish over on Friday evening.
Abramowitz, was one of three men arrested, after he decided to go to the site after having attended the funeral of the slain Halamish family on Sunday.
“It was devastating,” he told the Jerusalem Post. “It was clear to me that going there is the calling of all the Jewish people, that there could be no peace unless we made the issue about G-d.”
“As far as I know, this is the first time a minyan has been assembled to say Kaddish on the site. After they detained me, I heard the police say on the walkie-talkie that they would have to arrest the entire group because they said ‘amen’ at the end of the prayer and that constitutes a violation of the regulations of the site.”
Although the Temple Mount is the most holiest place for Jews, the Jordanian Waqf, which oversees the security at the Temple Mount, does not let Jews recite any prayers.
Less than a week ago, when the Muslim Waqf were boycotting the site following the murder of two Israeli police officers, Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel documented his ascent to the Temple Mount with the hopes of being able to pray for the first time in the holiest site in the world. Watch the emotional roller-coaster culminating with his arrest.
Source: Land of Israel