Right-wing politician Moshe Feiglin, who holds the 23rd position on the Likud-Beytenu list in the upcoming Knesset election, was detained by police on Tuesday for attempting to pray during a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
According to Israeli rules set for the Temple Mount holy site, Jews are permitted to visit but not pray there.
Feiglin has been detained on several occasions for attempting to pray on the Temple Mount. This time, however, police said that they intend to indict Feiglin, apparently on charges of obstructing a police officer and violating an order.
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City is holy both to Jews and Muslims. The site is managed by the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, with Israeli police in charge of security.
After being released from police custody on Tuesday, Feiglin addressed a conference held by the Women in Green organization. Feiglin proposed that Israel should pay Palestinians to leave Judea and Samaria.
"The State of Israel is paying 10% of its GDP every year for the concept of the two-state solution and the Oslo Accords, which were brought forth by [Yossi] Beilin and [Shimon] Peres," Feiglin was quoted by the Channel 2 website as saying. "It is paying for separation fences, Iron Domes and a guard at every cafe. Soon, we'll need to place Iron Domes at every school in Tel Aviv."
"With this budget, we can give every Arab family in Judea and Samaria a half a million dollars to encourage emigration to a place where they will find a better future," he said.