Police prepared for possible violence as authorities reopened access to the Temple Mount to Jews after several days this morning.
Ignoring a plea from Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to his coalition colleagues to calm tensions surrounding the Temple Mount issue, Likud MK Moshe Feiglin entered the compound along with a number of other Jewish this Sunday morning.
Pictures posted to Twitter showed Feiglin touring the site today under heavy police guard.
Dozens of other Jewish visitors were also allowed onto the site, which had been closed since Thursday in the wake of the shooting of an activist who campaigned for Jewish rights on the holy site.
Feiglin was blocked from the area by police on Thursday as police shut the site to both Jews and Muslims for the first time in decades.
Read more: The Times of Israel