Jerusalem Islamic Waqf
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The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf is an Islamic trust best known for controlling and managing the current Islamic edifices on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Waqf has governed access to the geographic region since the Muslim reconquest of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1187. Israel allowed the Waqf to retain its authority over the Temple Mount, after Israel's capture of the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War of June 1967. After hostilities had ceased, Israel informed Waqf authorities of their decision to allow their ongoing control of the Haram al-Sharif or the Temple Mount as it is known by Christians and Jews.
The Waqf consists of a director, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and the Islamic Council.