Notice to Muslims Posted at Temple Mount: “You Are Hereby Asked to Evacuate the Premises”

Two Jewish activists were arrested for posting notices near the entrance to the Temple Mount, asking Muslims to please evacuate the Mount, in order to allow Jews to bring the Paschal Sacrifice Friday.

Signs posted near the Temple Mount

 “You are hereby asked to evacuate the premises by April 2 at 7 p.m.,” the notice reads in both Hebrew and Arabic.

“Due to the work being done to rebuild the Holy Temple and the need to bring the Passover sacrifice, the area must be evacuated. We thank you for your cooperation,” the notice, signed in the name of “the Jewish People,” reads.

Notice Placed at Temple Mount


The notices were posted on the pathways leading to the entrance to the Mount by activists of the “Return to the Mount” organization.

Two of the activists were caught while putting up the sings and were subsequently arrested by Jerusalem police. The group has also put up such notices in the past.

According to Jewish tradition, families or groups are instructed to take a lamb and roast it whole on the Temple Mount on Passover eve, for use during the evening’s Passover feast. With the destruction of the Temple nearly 2,000 years ago, the requirement to bring the Sacrifice has been suspended.

Sources: Israel National News

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The Passover sacrifice (Hebrew: Korban Pesakh קרבן פסח), also known as the “sacrifice of Passover”, the Paschal Lamb, or the Passover Lamb, is the sacrifice that the Torah mandates to be brought on the eve of Passover, and eaten on the first night of the holiday with bitter herbs and matzo. According to the Torah, it was first offered on the night of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt. Although practiced by Jews in ancient times, the ritual is today only practiced by Samaritans at Mount Gerizim.

 Passover Lamb


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