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 since the Muslim reconquest of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1187.

After Israel conquered the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War of June 1967, Israel allowed the waqf to retain authority over the Temple Mount after hostilities had ceased. The waqf consists of a director, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and the Islamic Council.