Israel Police to Recommend Indicting Feiglin for Trying to Pray on Temple Mount

Right-wing Likud politician Moshe Feiglin was detained for attempting to pray at the site.

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Police plan to recommend charging right-wing Likud politician Moshe Feiglin for obstructing them in the line of duty, inappropriate behavior in a public place and violating a legal order. Police detained Feiglin Tuesday for attempting to pray on the Temple Mount.

"We expected that the closer the campaign got to Election Day, the more provocations we would see whose purpose is to influence the outcome of the election," Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said Tuesday. "I have said and I say again: We have no intention of allowing anybody to disturb the peace or break the law."

Danino, speaking at an award ceremony at the police's Central District headquarters, said the police would ensure that the campaign and the vote were conducted smoothly, democratically and properly up to and through Election Day. "The police will act in an uncompromising and egalitarian way throughout the country," he said.

Police receive complaint over Tibi assault

Meanwhile, a complaint was filed to the Central District police on Tuesday against the young woman who spit at MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List-Ta'al ) during a debate at Bar-Ilan University on Monday.

Police said no complaint had yet been filed in the case of a Facebook page with an advertisement protesting what it said were Naftali Bennett's insular policies.

In the ad, Habayit Hayehudi's chairman is shown behind a barbed-wire fence. The caption reads "The Jewish ghetto, headed by Naftali Bennett."

But they said that if Bennett does file a complaint against the originator of the ad, who is a Likud supporter, they will summon the latter for questioning.

The police's election administration, headed by Commander Israel Tal, and the police representative to the Central Election Committee, Commander Dorit Ben-Meir, Tuesday visited the logistical center for the election.

Various election-related materials are distributed from the center, located in the town of Shoham, and all ballot boxes will be brought there when the polls close on Election Day. Once there, they will be under police supervision to prevent tampering.

The administration's members then visited the Knesset and received a briefing on the activities of the Knesset's Elections Committee.

Moshe Feiglin holding his ballot during the Likud primary, Jan. 31, 2012. Credit: Emil Salman
Temple MountCredit: Nir Kafri

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