Israel Bans Two Muslim Activist Groups From Temple Mount

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’aon outlawed on Tuesday two Islamic Movement organizations operating on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif.

According to his office, the declaration of the two organizations, called Morabiton and Morabitat, as unlawful received approval from the attorney general. Consequently, anyone participating in the organizations’ activities, organizing them or funding them is subject to punishment by law. The declaration is backed by force of the Mandatory Defense (Emergency) Regulations.