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Palestinians claim ownership of Western Wall
christiancentury.org ^ | 24 Nov 2010 | Michele Chabin

Posted on 11/25/2010 8:40:31 AM PST by smokingfrog

JERUSALEM (RNS) The Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, is actually a Muslim shrine, according to an official report published Monday (Nov. 22) by the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Information.

The document, which was written by Al-Mutawakei Tahad, a senior ministry official and respected writer, states that the Wall -- long considered the sole surviving piece of the Second Jewish Temple built atop the Temple Mount more than 2,000 years ago-- is actually part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, built on Haram al-Sharif, the Arabic name for the Temple Mount.

Archeologists maintain that Al-Aqsa was built atop the ruins of the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. Muslims did not capture Jerusalem until 638 A.D.

The report claims that Jews have lied about the wall's age, and that they never worshipped there prior to 1917.

"Al-Buraq Wall is in fact the western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque," Taha wrote, according to the Jerusalem Post, which broke the story on Monday.

"The Zioinist occupation falsely and unjustly claims that it owns this wall, which it calls the Western Wall or Kotel," the report said.

Taha said that "many studies" published by Jewish experts "have affirmed there is no archeological evidence that the Temple Mount was built during the period of King Solomon."

He added that "no Muslim or Arab or Palestinian has the right to give up one stone of Al-Buraq or other religious sites."

The Western Wall and Temple Mount complex have long been a violent flashpoint between Jews and Muslims. In recent years, Palestinians who want East Jerusalem to be their future capital have tried to undermine Jewish religious and historical claims to the city.

Israelis said Taha's report contained lies that will only serve to undermine the fragile peace process.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; jerusalem; josephstomb; palestine; rachelstomb; templemount; westernwall

1 posted on 11/25/2010 8:40:36 AM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Standard Muslim modus operandi.

They squat over others’ religious sites and then claim it as their own.


2 posted on 11/25/2010 8:41:51 AM PST by James C. Bennett
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Sure, why not, they own Ground Zero too.

3 posted on 11/25/2010 8:47:15 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: smokingfrog

How many times does the Koran mention Jerusalem ?


4 posted on 11/25/2010 8:50:01 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: smokingfrog

Every new day means new lies from the psycho-cult called Islam. If you are stupid enough to follow a false prophet then you become vile enough to make up any lie that justifies him


5 posted on 11/25/2010 8:54:19 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: smokingfrog

Leeches.


6 posted on 11/25/2010 8:54:34 AM PST by madison10
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To: dennisw

Using western freedoms to infiltrate and convert societies.
What they could not achieve with swords, they are now conquering with “emigration”.
Watch the rising of 911 monument at ground Zero funded by infidels!


7 posted on 11/25/2010 9:02:46 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: smokingfrog

If that is the case, then the Jews own Mecca.


8 posted on 11/25/2010 9:06:21 AM PST by reg45
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To: smokingfrog

Al Asqa Mosque is built on Solomons Stables, on the Jewish Holy Temple Mount. The Mosques is on Jewish Holy Ground and must be relocated to Mecca where it belongs. I would be glad to help relocate that Mosque to Mecca


9 posted on 11/25/2010 9:08:57 AM PST by realcleanguy
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To: smokingfrog

Al Aksa mosque was built where it was built BECAUSE the site was the site of the Jewish Temple Mount - where Solomon and then Herod built the Jewish temples, which has always included the Western Wall.

Al Aksa mosque was built on the land of the historic Jewish temple as a demonstration of Islam’s dominance.

The connection to anything Mohammed did - at that site - was a fabrication, a contemporary fabrication invented at the time the mosque as built, used to justify, falsify, why the Mosque was built there.


10 posted on 11/25/2010 9:44:19 AM PST by Wuli
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To: smokingfrog
!בוא וקח אותה
11 posted on 11/25/2010 10:02:37 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: smokingfrog

God disagrees with the Philistines.


12 posted on 11/25/2010 10:18:45 AM PST by lurk
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To: smokingfrog

Possesion in this case is 10/10ths of the law. Tell them to take their argument up with Hashem.


13 posted on 11/25/2010 11:19:20 AM PST by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I will need a lesson in Hebrew, because without the vowels, I will have a very hard time translating those words.

Off topic, will share small amounts of turkey meat with my cats, since my turkey is done. :)=^..^=


14 posted on 11/25/2010 11:25:06 AM PST by Biggirl (GO UCONN!!!!:)=^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

According to Bing.com, that’s Hebrew for “Come and get it!” I was going for the same sentiment as “Molon Labe,” but somehow Greek just didn’t seem appropriate.

I’m sure the kittehs appreciate the offerings.


15 posted on 11/25/2010 12:00:23 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks! :)=^..^=

The cats enjoyed the turkey as well!


16 posted on 11/25/2010 12:27:32 PM PST by Biggirl (GO UCONN!!!!:)=^..^=)
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To: smokingfrog

Well well! What more will surprise us???


17 posted on 11/25/2010 2:28:02 PM PST by Sharondownunderinnz
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To: smokingfrog

“Mr. Netanyahu, TEAR DOWN THAT “MOSQUE!”


18 posted on 11/25/2010 10:02:14 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Wuli

If I recall correctly, Al Aqsa mosque was a Byzantine Church before the Muslims conquered Jerusalem.
The Muslims then converted the existing church to a Mosque.


19 posted on 11/27/2010 11:54:33 AM PST by Drammach (Freedom - It's not just a job, It's an Adventure)
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To: Drammach

So the Muslims did what the Orthodox Christians had done at the site before them - intentionally occupy a site known for its religious significance to another faith.

It remains, an intentional myth, an invention, that the site had any connection to Mohammed, in his lifetime. That was an Islamic political excuse for occupying a site.


20 posted on 11/28/2010 12:52:45 PM PST by Wuli
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