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 around and including the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem. The waqf has governed access to the geographic region[dubious ] since the Muslim reconquest of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1187.

Israel conquered the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War of June 1967. At the end of hostilities, Israel allowed the waqf to retain authority over the Temple Mount.

The waqf administration consists of a director, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem,[dubious ] and the Islamic Council.