TEMPLE MOUNT TROUBLES
PA Mufti: Al-Aqsa belongs only to Muslims
March 13, 2019 — Israel National News reports: “Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Al-Quds and ‘Palestine’ and a preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, said Tuesday that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a Muslim right since it is an Islamic mosque, adding that Muslims have the right to practice in it without the intervention of any party.
‘We will act against any Israeli move against the Al-Aqsa Mosque because the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to Muslims only,’ Sheikh Hussein said in an official statement to the Filastin al-Yawm website.
Sheikh Hussein regularly threatens Israel, having last year warned about the repeated ‘break-ins’ of ‘settlers’ to the area of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, accompanied by Israeli security.
Hussein declared at the time that attempts to break into the Al-Aqsa Mosque would not change the Arab and Islamic character of Jerusalem.
In a message to Israel, Hussein warned that continued attempts to break into Al-Aqsa may lead the region to a religious war because they undermine the faith of Muslims around the world…” (The Gatestone Institute, in an article entitled: The Quran Says Jerusalem Belongs to the Jews – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11680/quran-jerusalem-jews states: “…Although ordinary Muslims who might not actually have read their holy book could be excused for their ignorance about the Jewish roots of and rights to Israel and Jerusalem, the same cannot be said for the leaders of Muslim countries, imams and the heads of illustrious Islamic institutions. Dignitaries and scholars of that caliber should know better. Yet many of them repeat false assertions that contradict the Quran and scholarly interpretations of its verses.
The fact is that the Quran does not mention Jerusalem or Palestine. It does refer to the sanctity of other holy places, such as Mecca — which is called the “Mother of Cities” — where the Prophet Muhammad was born and where the house of God was built by Abraham, the “father of the prophets.”
The Quran also mentions the city of Yathrib [Medina], where the Prophet Mohammed emigrated after he was persecuted in Mecca, and the location of his grave and the Prophet’s Mosque…”
930 times God promises Jerusalem forever to the Jews. God promised to Abraham: “…I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” – Genesis 12:2, 3. Soon all Hell will break loose in the Middle East. Joel 3:2 warns today’s politicians that World War III occurs because of parting God’s land. It won’t succeed. Christ will return, stop the horrendous war and reign over the world from the Throne of David in Jerusalem forever – Revelation 11:18; Luke 1:32, 33. See the next two reports.)
PA: Israel has no authority on Temple Mount
March 18, 2019 — Israel National News reports: “Adnan al-Husayni, the Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of Jerusalem affairs, on Sunday described the Israeli court’s decision ordering the closure of the Golden Gate on the Temple Mount ‘void, invalid and worthless.’
In a statement, Husayni said in response to the court’s decision that non-Muslims have no authority to make decisions regarding the Temple Mount, and that only the Waqf has this authority.
‘The decision was made as part of the election campaign in Israel and within the framework of the aspirations of extremist Israeli elements in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and therefore it carries many dangers,’ he wrote. ‘The Al-Aqsa Mosque and its area of 144 dunams belongs exclusively to Muslims, and an Israeli law or court have no authority over it.’
Husayni added that the Israeli court’s decision was ‘a recipe for a religious war that the right-wing Israeli elements are pushing towards, because no Muslim will agree to an aggressive and dangerous decision that has been made as part of a long series of Israeli attacks against the mosque.’…”
Jerusalem court orders closure of disputed building on Temple Mount
March 17, 2019 — The Times of Israel reports: “A Jerusalem court on Sunday ordered the temporary closure of a building at the center of rising tensions on the city’s Temple Mount in recent weeks.
The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court said the building known as the Gate of Mercy or Golden Gate on the Temple Mount should be closed while legal proceedings continue.
The site’s administrator, the Waqf religious organization, was given 60 days to respond.
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry rapped the decision, arguing that the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court did not even have the authority to rule on matters pertaining to the Temple Mount because it is ‘occupied territory.’
‘East Jerusalem, which includes the Al-Aqsa Mosqua, is part of the Palestinian lands occupied since 1967. The area is not subject to Israeli law,’ Amman said in a statement…”