18 June 2020

A new survey published earlier this month shows that an overwhelming majority of Israelis who consider themselves Religious Zionists believe that Israelis should be permitted to pray at Masjid al-Aqsa.

Among the respondents, 77.6 percent said that Jews should have the right to pray at al-Aqsa, says the Makor Rishon newspaper, which reports that the poll was conducted by the Direct Polls Institute.

Only 9.7 percent of the 569 people asked voiced objection to Jewish prayer at the site.

Among Religious Zionists, 58.9 percent of those questioned believed that Jews should be allowed to pray anywhere in the compound of the Masjid, while 29.1 percent supported allocating an area where Jewish prayer would be permitted.

In recent years, the number of Jews under the umbrella of the Temple movement making entries to Masjid al-Aqsa has grown with rabbis providing guidelines of how to visit.

ADAPTED FROM Jerusalem Online