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TEMPLE MOUNT TROUBLES

PA Mufti prohibits visits to Al-Aqsa

August 18, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, the Mufti of the Palestinian Authority, issued an Islamic fatwa (ruling) which bans prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque or visiting the site if it was the result of the agreement which normalizes ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Hussein noted that prayer in the Al-Aqsa Mosque is possible for anyone who comes to the site on the basis of Palestinian legitimacy, and not for those who maintain normalization with Israel and make use of the Palestinian issue to please the United States and Israel.

He warned that Muslim clerics in Jerusalem have already ruled against cooperating with the US ‘Deal of the Century’, to which the establishment of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was related.

Sheikh Hussein warned Muslims not to visit Jerusalem based on the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates or the ‘Deal of the Century’ which is considered illegal and prohibited by Islamic law…”  (At the return of Christ our Lord, after the Rapture [Revelation 3:10] Christ returns seven years later proving you Palestinians will be wrong. There will be a Jewish Temple. Proof? – Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches Revelation 3:11 – 13. God adds in Isaiah 56:5: I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name.  See the next two reports.)

Radical cleric: Al-Aqsa will return to Muslims

August 5, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, said on Tuesday that despite the painful situation of the Islamic nation, he is convinced that it will soon rise, stand on its feet and shout: ‘We respond to the call of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.’

In a videotaped message on the occasion of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, Sheikh Salah said that the Al-Aqsa Mosque sends calls for help to the Islamic Nation. ‘When will the shouts of praise to Allah for patience (in the fight) become the shouts of praise to Allah for the victory that heralds the departure of the occupation?’ Salah asked.

Sheikh Salah added that, despite the difficult situation, there are also positive signs, chief among them the return of sovereignty over the Hagia Sophia mosque in Turkey, which means that Muslim sovereignty over the Al-Aqsa Mosque will also return.

Salah has been arrested by Israel several times in the past on charges of incitement. The radical cleric served a nine-month jail sentence after being convicted of encouraging violent attacks and inciting racism in a 2007 sermon…

Jordan reiterates to Israel, Al-Aqsa is a place for Muslim worship only

August 3, 2020 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Kingdom of Jordan has requested that Israel ‘respect the sanctity’ of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the status quo, after it recently reopened to Muslim worshipers following a two-month hiatus amid coronavirus lockdowns.

According to Jordan’s official news agency Petra, ‘the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent Israel, via diplomatic channels, a memo calling on Tel Aviv as an occupying power to respect the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif, and end all provocations and violations there.’

The ministry’s spokesperson Deifallah al-Fayez condemned the ‘continued Israeli violations,’ the most recent example given being the ‘Israeli occupation forces allowing hundreds of Jewish extremists to storm the mosque’ on Tisha B’Av…”

Israeli archaeology destroys Palestinian myths

July 30, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “On July 22, 2020, a stunning announcement was reported by the Jerusalem Post about a new archaeological discovery by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in Arnona near the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

It was the uncovering of a vast administrative center in Judea built during the reign of King Hezekiah with seals attesting to the ancient Jewish presence during the First Temple period between the eighth and the middle of the seventh century B.C.E. IAA archaeologist Benyamin Storchan noted:

‘We found about 120 stamped seal impressions on jar handles written in ancient Hebrew script, which translate as ‘belonging to the king.’ These stamped jars were usually related to tax collection. Up to this day, 1,000 similar items have been found in over a century of excavations in Israel, which gives us an idea of the importance of this area’.

In 2019, the City of David Foundation announced discovery of seals of legendary King David’s son. Lawrence Franklin noted in a Gatestone Institute article:

‘On September 9, 2019 , the foundation’s leading archaeologist, Eli Shukron, announced the discovery of a 2,600-year-old royal seal, found near the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, which bears the name (in Hebrew) of Adenyahu, a son of King David mentioned in the biblical book of Kings’…”  (Although its history is one of war and destruction, Jerusalem means “city of peace” or “foundation of peace.”

From the siege of David in 1000 B.C. to the Six Day War of 1967, the sounds of battle have been heard as this city has experienced 46 sieges and 32 partial destructions. It has been burned to the ground five times, always rising from the ashes. It is the site of the most volatile political, religious, and military problems in the entire world.

The Jewish cry for peace in Jerusalem is sincere, finding its roots in the promise given through Moses (Leviticus 26:6). Jerusalem will finally become the city of peace and capital of the world when Christ, who is our peace, returns (Isaiah 9:6).

Having a history of 4,000 years, Jerusalem was first mentioned in Scripture in Genesis 14:18 when Melchizedek was king over the city of Salem. Later, it was called Jebus, named for the third son of Canaan, as it was the dwelling place of the Jebusites (Judges 19:10, 11; 1 Chronicles 11:4, 5).

When David took the city, the fortress was on a hill called Zion, another name given Jerusalem. Somehow, later, Jeru was added to Salem … perhaps a combination of Jebus, changed to Jeru, and Salem.

Since B.C. 400, Jerusalem has passed from one Gentile power to another. From 70 A.D. alone, the transition of power went from the Roman conquerors to the Persians in 614; to Caliph Omar in 637; to the Crusaders in 1099; to Saladin in 1187; to the Egyptian Mamelukes in 1250; the Turks in 1517; the British in 1917, and finally, in 1967, the Jews captured Jerusalem.)

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