TEMPLE MOUNT TROUBLES
PA: ‘The Muslims have absolute right’ to Western Wall
January 23, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Media Watch reports the official Palestinian Authority television narrator’s claim that ‘the historical documents in the possession of the Palestinians of Jerusalem testify that Jerusalem is a city of Arab origin for thousands of years, and its history and culture are Islamic. Since Islam’s conquest [in the 7th century], the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall) has remained an Islamic waqf.
‘The Muslims have the absolute right to it and there is not even one rock there that dates back to the period of King Solomon, as the Jews claim.’
Muslims believe Muhammad took a night flight from Mecca to ‘al aqsa mosque’, i.e., ‘the farthest mosque’ (Quran, Sura 17), and there tied his miraculous flying steed named Al-Buraq to a ‘stone’ or a ‘rock’ (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Book 47, Hadith 3424).
In the 1920’s, Arab Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini decided to identify the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem as that ‘rock’ or ‘stone,’ and since then Muslims refer to the Western Wall as the ‘Al-Buraq Wall.’…” (In Genesis 22:1-14 God commanded Abraham to bring his son Isaac to the land of Moriah and offer him as a sacrifice there. As he was about to complete the sacrifice, God stopped him and provided a ram as a substitutionary sacrifice. In I Chronicles 21:18 – 26, King David purchased this mount so he could build an altar to offer a sacrifice when he confessed his sin. This was the location where the angel of the Lord was commanded to stop the destruction of Jerusalem [I Chronicles 21:15]. In II Chronicles 3:1, King Solomon built the First Temple on Mount Moriah, this was started in 966 BC. This Temple stood until 586 BC when it was destroyed by the Babylonians. The Second Temple was built in 516 BC and enlarged by Herod the Great in 12 BC. It stood until it was destroyed by the Romans in AD 70. The Dome of the Rock was built in AD 692, and the Al Aqsa Mosque was not built until AD 705. It is obvious who has the rightful claim to the Temple Mount. See the next three reports.)
After Trump deal unveiled, Jordan warns of ‘new reality’ on Temple Mount
January 29, 2020 — The Times of Israel reports: “The Jordanian Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry warned on Wednesday against a ‘new reality’ being applied to the Temple Mount, a site revered by both Jews and Muslims.
The ministry said that it publicized the statement in light of Israeli authorities entering the central parts of the Temple Mount and taking action to halt its operations at the site. But it was notably issued less than a day after the US administration unveiled its plan to resolve to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
‘The Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry cautions against the imposition of a ‘new reality’ at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,’ the ministry, which largely manages the administration of the Temple Mount — known by Muslims as Haram al-Sharif — said in a statement posted on its Facebook page, referring to the Arabic name for the site.
‘Non-Muslims have no right in the Al-Aqsa Mosque,’ it added…”
Hundreds of Muslim Arab worshipers riot on Temple Mount in Jerusalem
January 17, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Several hundred Arab worshipers finishing Friday morning prayers on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem began rioting and disturbing public order.
As the prayers – in which 8,000 Muslim Arabs participated – ended, the rioters began marching, calling out nationalistic slogans and violating public order.
In response, the district commander of the police ordered that they be dispersed, and police forces were called to the area and dispersed the rioters.
‘The Israeli police will not allow violations of public order in the Temple Mount area, and will work to prevent any riots or calls of a nationalistic background,’ the Israel Police said…”
Hamas calls for mass attendance at Al-Aqsa, Cave of the Patriarchs prayers
January 16, 2020 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Hamas terrorist group has called for Palestinians to protest against Israeli ‘violations’ at religious sites in Jerusalem and the West Bank, by performing Friday prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque at the Cave of the Patriarchs, along with mosques in the West Bank and Gaza.
The Fajr prayers, the first ones of the day before sunrise, are being held in protest of ‘Israeli judaization schemes’ at religious sites in the West Bank, including the Temple Mount and the Cave of the Patriarchs.
Hamas claimed in a press release that Israeli authorities have escalated the situation at al-Aqsa and have tried to close the Gate of Mercy (Bab al-Rahma) at the Temple Mount complex again. The press release stated that Israel has been ‘atrociously beating, arresting and threatening’ Palestinian worshipers and has banned them from entering the complex…”
Iran vows to crush ‘satanic’ Trump plan and ‘Jewishization’ of Jerusalem
January 29, 2020 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei slammed the Trump administration’s peace plan as ‘satanic’ and evil on Wednesday. ‘It will never bear fruit’ he wrote, claiming that Jerusalem must not be ‘in the hands of the Jews.’ Khamenei’s comments went out as his advisors scrambled to work on a full-court press against Israel and the plan, leveraging regional anger over it to Iran’s benefit. Iran may now work with Palestinian groups and seek to thwart the plan through political and military means, hoping to use the plan as a way to jump-start Iran’s stalled influence peddling operations in the Middle East.
Towards that end Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that Iran will work throughout ‘West Asia’ to confront the Deal of the Century. ‘It threatens the Islamic community,’ he said. Iran refers to the Middle East as ‘West Asia.’ While Iran’s Foreign Minister bashed the plan as a ‘so-called vision for peace’ and a ‘nightmare for the region,’ the foreign ministry in Tehran said that it would work with other countries in the region ‘at all levels to unite the Muslim world to confront the great conspiracy.’
Iran wants to make this an ‘Islamic’ issue by emphasizing Jerusalem. A survey of Iranian media and political reactions, as well as reactions of Iran’s IRGC, illustrate this. An article at Iran’s IRNA media noted that while Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and even Qatar may be considering normalization with Israel, that Tehran will be working with other countries to undermine the deal. Qatar is usually considered close to Iran, and the linking of Qatar and other Gulf states represents a new trend in Tehran…” (930 times God promises Jerusalem forever to the Jews. President Trump is being true to the promises of the Almighty God to Israel. Ours was the first nation to recognize the sovereign state of Israel in 1948, but we have moved further and further away. 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 report.)
Palestinian Authority newspaper calls for violence to disrupt Holocaust event in Jerusalem
January 22, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “The Palestinian Authority’s official newspaper called for violence against Israelis in an effort to disrupt the World Holocaust Forum being held this week in Jerusalem.
A columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, in an article over the weekend, said that Israel was planning a ceremony to memorialize Jews killed in Europe even as ‘the Palestinian holocaust by Israel’ is ignored.
‘One shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony,’ Yahya Rabah wrote in an article published Saturday, according to Palestinian Media Watch.
In a statement, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations condemned the article, saying: ‘Such a call for violence can never be justified, but it is especially repugnant for the PA to incite terrorism deliberately aimed at disrupting an occasion as solemn and significant as this.’
The statement noted that the day the article was published, a teenage Palestinian assailant stabbed an Israeli man in Hevron…”