Jewish activists seeking to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem will be conducting a ritual Passover sacrifice of a lamb in a nearby park in full view of the Temple Mount.
The ceremony is expected to raise opposition and protest from the Islamic Waqf, which the Israeli government permits to administer visits and activity on the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the “Noble Sanctuary.”
The sacrifice ceremony this year is scheduled to take place closer to the Temple Mount thanprevious rituals, which were held in the Mount of Olives, across a valley.
Temple Mount activists, some of whom are involved with the Passover sacrifice, are pushing to rebuild a Jewish Temple in accordance with Bible prophecies.
It remains unclear whether Israeli police have approved this year’s ceremony.
Tensions over Jewish activity on the Temple Mount have led to eruptions in violence in the past between Israelis and Palestinians.