Jews in Jerusalem Must Pay Turkish Governor to Visit Wailing Wall Hot

Djemal Pasha, the Turkish military governor of Palestine, offers to let Jews return to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to pray - but only if they pay him 100,000 Francs.

In June 1916, Djemal Pasha had banned Jews from praying at the Wailing Wall and in November 1916 he had a barricade installed to block their access to it. This was all because he found that they were preying for the re-establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. This is contrary to the colonial interests of Turkey.

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