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JERUSALEM (Worthy News)-- The Shin Bet and the Israel Police on Monday closed three NGOs they say were funneling money to activities meant to "inflame tensions on the Temple Mount", the Jerusalem Post reported.
The three charities were named by the Shin Bet as "Ruad Al-Aqsa", "The Al-Jaffar Fund for Art and literature", and the Nazareth-based "Muslims for Al-Aqsa". According to the Shin Bet statement, these groups were formed in October 2014 by the northern branch of the Islamic movement “with the purpose of funding activities meant to disrupt the security of visitors to the Temple Mount and in order to inflame tensions and cause disturbances, while harming the sovereignty of the state of Israel at the site [the Temple Mount].”
The closures follow a decision made by the Defense minister on December 29th, when he declared them banned organizations. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Israel-police-Shin-Bet-close-three-Islamic-charities-for-causing-unrest-on-Temple-Mount-387507" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]