Seven people were detained on Thursday after they bowed down while climbing to the Temple Mount.
The seven were seized for interrogation, according to the Chonenu organization. State legislation forbids Jews from making public demonstrations of their religion while on the Temple Mount, though this prohibition has been criticized in the past as being discriminatory, and the High Court determined that it should only be put into effect if there is a demonstrable security danger.
The police have recently loosened their restrictions on praying on the Temple Mount, so it now happens frequently, including during the priestly blessing, albeit usually in silence and without much fuss.
Though it is legal and even a mitzvah to prostrate on the Temple Mount, it has only ever been authorized there and at the entrance.