10 Jun Following Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem in , however, Israel has maintained a compromise with the Islamic trust that controls the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to not allow non-Muslim prayers in the area. Israeli forces nonetheless regularly escort Jewish visitors to the site, leading to tension with. 1 day ago Protestor at UC Irvine calls IDF reservist “Christ killer” during demonstration. 15 Jul The Waqf — the Jordan-based Muslim organization that administers the Temple Mount — also said Israeli security forces had “caused harm” to all of its central offices. Jerusalem's Police chief Yoram Halevi said, however, that Israel's security sweeps were being carried out “with escorts from the Waqf. 17 Jul Officials from the Waqf – the Jordanian trust which manages Muslim holy sites on the Mount – typically escort Jewish visitors to ensure compliance with regulations prohibiting Jewish prayer on the Mount. Waqf officials have refused to comply with new security measures put in place after Friday's attack. 25 Oct However, non-Muslims are permitted to enter and visit the holy compound during designated hours. Israeli forces nonetheless regularly escort Jewish visitors to the site, who often times carry out prayers in an attempt to challenge the status quo at Al-Aqsa, leading to tensions with Palestinian worshipers. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, JANUARY/FEBRUARY , Page 53 Canada Calling Israeli Escort for Canadians in East Jerusalem Opens Rift By Lemieux was roundly condemned by Muslim groups, who suggested his comment was grounded in ignorance. "Mr. Lemieux should be more enlightened.