On Wednesday, MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) announced that he has petitioned the High Court regarding Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to ban MKs from visiting the Temple Mount. Interior Minister Gilad Erdan said this week that “The Israeli police believe, based on their professional assessments, that it is possible to resume the visits.” Netanyahu has not been persuaded to cancel his ban on MKs visiting the Temple Mount despite the police statement that he could do so.
On Monday, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said he was not expecting that the court-ordered evacuation of the Amona outpost by the end of the year would see violence on the part of the settlers living there. Erdan later acknowledged that the legislation alone may not avert the demolition, but said in such a case he has “no doubt” the police will do their job and the government will comply with the court order. The Minister said he is familiar with the Amona residents and “the majority or all are law-abiding and will not lift a hand against a policeman.”