|HALIBA until now refrained from reporting that classmates and friends of murdered boys Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar, and Naftali Frenkel came to pray for their safety on the Temple Mount last week.
June 24 2014 Classmates of the three kidnapped (at the time) boys from Mekor Chaim Yeshiva made a clear ‘statement’ by choosing, with the explicit approval of the head of their Yeshiva, to offer their prayers for classmates Gil-ad and Naphtali on the Temple Mount.
Most of their prayers had to be offered up outside the gates to the Temple Mount, as the police upheld the so called status quo which precludes Jews from moving their lips or bowing down in prayer on the Temple Mount, citing wariness of inciting (heaven forbid) Muslims should they dare to pray openly.
HALIBA Director Yehuda Glick arranged and coordinated the boys’ visit to the Temple Mount, the holiest place to the Jewish people, which clearly for them was the most logical place to pray for the safe return of their friends. Deeply pained with worry for their classmates, Glick says that the boys underwent further grief at the Temple Mount: over an hour delayed standing in line at the entrance, as well as extreme verbal harassment by Muslims once they were actually on the Temple Mount.
HALIBA refrained from publishing the above information and the following photos while there was still hope that the boys were alive, preferring to err on the side of caution.