Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held an assessment of the situation this morning, which included the Public Security minister and the Israel Police inspector general, regarding events on the Temple Mount.
Today is Tisha B'Av (the 9th of the Hebrew month of Av), which commemorates the destruction of both Jewish temples. It's recognized as a day of prayer and fasting.
Bennett instructed the police to allow organized visits by Jews to the Temple Mount throughout the day, while maintaining safety and order at the site. The prime minister is receiving timely updates and will hold additional assessments in the coming hours.
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