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Earlier Monday, the winds were gusting at speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour (74 miles per hour). Several trees fell on the Temple Mount, causing police to close the Mount to visitors for several hours, while electricity outages caused by downed power lines were reported throughout the country.
Rambam's count of negative commandments #13: Do not plant a tree in the Mikdash, as it says (Devarim 16:21) "Thou shalt not plant thee an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee."
Today, Asheira removal. May the next step speedily be Shikutz Shomem removal (i.e., the building in the background of the picture above).