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I just found out a tweet of Ben Shapiro stating the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron was closed to Jews for 700 years. I searched and didn't find any name but this article mentions that

In the late 14th century, the Muslim rulers forbade Jews from entering the site, but they were allowed to approach as close as the fifth step on a staircase at the southeast. At some point, this was changed to the seventh step.

As I understand, Muslims ruled Palestine from about 7th century (except about a century of crusader rules). Some Jews lived in this area for thousands of years. If this was the case then which ruler imposed this ban only in the 14th century? and why?

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    Looking at the towers on the sides of it, I’m guessing that it’s because it got converted into a mosque. Not sure, though, so I’m not going to post that as an answer. – nick012000 Oct 18 at 2:47
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The ban occurred during Mamluk period. The specifics of why are unclear in the wiki entry but the Jewish Virtual Library helpfully suggests that it's because they turned the location into a Mosque. Assuming that this was the correct sequence of events and that the ban went into effect around then, two names appear in the Al-Jawali Mosque's wiki entry:

Al-Jawali Mosque was built on the orders of the Mamluk Governor of Gaza and Palestine, Sanjar al-Jawli, between 1318 and 1320 during the sultanate of an-Nasir Muhammad.

Two Caveats:

Firstly, it's unclear when the ban went into effect exactly. I've found no immediate indicators of whether the ban occurred before, during, or after the Mosque was built; only indications that the ban occurred because a Mosque was built on the site.

Secondly, and complicating things a little more, Al-Jawali got ousted in 1320 (the year the Mosque was finished) over a private dispute with the governor of Syria, and there's no indication of whether he was ousted before or after the Mosque was finished. If the latter and the ban came into effect after the Mosque was finished, the name you're looking for would be his successor, Muhammad ibn Baktamur.

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