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Israeli Protection of Holy Places Law (1967)

A law enacted by the Knesset on 27 July 1967, shortly after the Six Day War, aimed at protecting holy sites in Israel and the newly-occupied territories, ensuring freedom of access by worshipers and preventing actions that could offend religious communities. It also authorized the Minister of Religious Affairs to enact regulations to that effect, such as the 1981 Regulations Regarding the Protection of the Jewish Holy Places.