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Jews have no right to Western Wall, PA 'study' says
The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 22, 2010 | Khaled Abu Toameh

Posted on 11/22/2010 12:20:04 PM PST by wmfights

The Western Wall belongs to Muslims and is an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Haram al-Sharif [the Noble Sanctuary], according to an official paper published on Monday by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information in Ramallah.

The paper, which has been presented as a “study,” was prepared by Al-Mutawakel Taha, a senior official with the PA Ministry of Information to “refute” Jews’ claim to the Western Wall.

In the past, PA leaders and officials had also denied Jews’ right to the Kotel, insisting that the Temple Mount had never stood in the area.

The new paper claims that the Western Wall, or Al-Buraq Wall as it is known to Muslims, constitutes Waqf property owned by an Algerian-Moroccan Muslim family.

It claims that there isn’t one stone in the wall that belongs to the era of King Solomon.

The “study” also found that the path next to the Wailing Wall was never a public road, but was established only for the use of Muslims living in the area or making their way toward the mosques on the Temple Mount.

“The Zionist occupation falsely and unjustly claims that it owns this wall which it calls the Western Wall or Kotel,” Taha, who is also a renowned Palestinian poet and writer, wrote in his project. “The Al-Buraq Wall is in fact the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

He added that the Jews had never used the site for worship until the Balfour Declaration of 1917. “This wall was never part of the so-called Temple Mount, but Muslim tolerance allowed the Jews to stand in front of it and weep over its destruction,” he wrote.

“During the British mandate in Palestine, the number of Jews who visited the wall increased to a point where the Muslims felt threatened and then there was the Al-Buraq Revolution on August 23, 1929, where dozens of Muslims were martyred and a large number of Jews were killed.”

The author, who is affiliated with PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, emphasizes that over the past few decades Jews had failed to prove that the wall had any connection to their religion.

“Many studies published by Jewish experts have affirmed that there is no archeological evidence that the Temple Mount was built during the period of King Solomon,” the paper added. “One can only conclude that the Al-Buraq Wall is a Muslim wall and an integral part of the Aqsa Mosque and Haram Al-Sharif. No one has the right to claim ownership over it or change its features or original character. Also, no one has the right to agree with the occupation state’s racist and oppressive measures against history and holy sites.”

The PA ministry’s study also warned that “no Muslim or Arab or Palestinian had the right to give up one stone of the Al-Buraq Wall or other religious sites.”


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He added that the Jews had never used the site for worship until the Balfour Declaration of 1917. “This wall was never part of the so-called Temple Mount, but Muslim tolerance allowed the Jews to stand in front of it and weep over its destruction,” he wrote.


1 posted on 11/22/2010 12:20:08 PM PST by wmfights
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To: wmfights

What a joke. Are they implying the Palestinians do?


2 posted on 11/22/2010 12:25:41 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: wmfights

Boy, who could have seen that conclusion coming from the PA? And such impressive scholarship too! Surely a Nobel Prize awaits.


3 posted on 11/22/2010 12:27:30 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: wmfights

Wow!

Amazing.

A “study” conducted by a bunch of “palestinians” has “found” that Jews basically have NO rights to ANYTHING in Jerusalem.

I’m am truly shocked and surprised by this announcement, as I am sure ALL of you are...


4 posted on 11/22/2010 12:28:50 PM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: wmfights

this is head-banging stupid revisionist history

the Pals should be laughed off the world stage


5 posted on 11/22/2010 12:28:58 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: wmfights

Let them try and take it. My body will be there with many others who will never let surrender the Kotel to the pagan moslem masses.


6 posted on 11/22/2010 12:29:28 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: rockvillem

Do they give a Nobel Prize for History Revision?

Or is that a new category this year?


7 posted on 11/22/2010 12:30:00 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: wmfights

The Jews build it...

It was the Western Wall of the Jewish Temple...

Back in 70AD there were no Moslems or “Palistinians”


8 posted on 11/22/2010 12:31:19 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: therightliveswithus
Are they implying the Palestinians do?

That is their position.

9 posted on 11/22/2010 12:32:50 PM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: rockvillem

if arafat got nobel prize ..... :-))


10 posted on 11/22/2010 12:33:06 PM PST by QQQQ
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To: wmfights

On the other hand, they just admitted that King Solomon existed in the area.


11 posted on 11/22/2010 12:33:24 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Tennessee Nana

Herod was half-Arab (Idumaean). Maybe they mean that the Jewish half of the wall was knocked down by the Romans and the part that is left is the Arab part.


12 posted on 11/22/2010 12:34:48 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Tzfat
Let them try and take it. My body will be there with many others who will never let surrender the Kotel to the pagan moslem masses.

Believe it or not, you have a lot of Evangelical Christians who feel the same way.

13 posted on 11/22/2010 12:34:52 PM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: silverleaf

I think he’s aiming higher - the Nobel Peace Prize. After all, he’s solved the problem of Jerusalem. Turns out the Jews have no claim to it and this whole “temple” thing was just made up! There ya go - problem solved. Now they just need those pesky Jews to shove off.

I could have sworn I read about two ancient Jewish temples in a really old book, but I guess I should defer to this monument of modern scholarship.


14 posted on 11/22/2010 12:36:50 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: wmfights

And how many kapo-libs will agree with this BS?


15 posted on 11/22/2010 12:45:57 PM PST by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: wmfights

And how many kapo-libs will agree with this BS?


16 posted on 11/22/2010 12:46:11 PM PST by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: wmfights

It claims that there isn’t one stone in the wall that belongs to the era of King Solomon.

True, Herod expanded the Temple mount by building the great retaining wall. But so what? He built it for the Jewish Temple.


17 posted on 11/22/2010 12:48:31 PM PST by DManA
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To: wmfights

It claims that there isn’t one stone in the wall that belongs to the era of King Solomon.

True, Herod expanded the Temple mount by building the great retaining wall. But so what? He built it for the Jewish Temple.


18 posted on 11/22/2010 12:48:45 PM PST by DManA
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To: wmfights
"The PA ministry’s study also warned that “no Muslim or Arab or Palestinian had the right to give up one stone of the Al-Buraq Wall or other religious sites.”

May as well inscribe that over the future Cordoba Mosque in New York, which will eventually spread to other buildings facing Mecca just like the one in Spain did.

It is "Waqf fi sabellillah", devoting a plot of land for Muslim religious purposes in the name of Allah...it's like a flag, claiming the territory, only this territory is America.
19 posted on 11/22/2010 1:04:40 PM PST by Jen Shroder
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To: wmfights; All; Salvation

The Western Wall belongs to Isreal

Muslims and Palestinian are terrorist

God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will judge and destroy all of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Haram al-Sharif in the righteous Wrath of God (El-Elohim) as found in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ

There is nothing Noble about the Sanctuary Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Haram al-Sharif, it only represents a terrorist haven.

20 posted on 11/22/2010 1:10:23 PM PST by bibletruth
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To: wmfights

This crap is getting SO old.


21 posted on 11/22/2010 1:11:53 PM PST by Tru2Texas
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To: rockvillem
this whole “temple” thing was just made up!
Yep. And, did you hear? There was no Holocaust /s
22 posted on 11/22/2010 1:28:30 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: wmfights

I just did a study and incredibly enough I found it belongs to me!


23 posted on 11/22/2010 1:38:38 PM PST by Mr. K (TSA Sexual Assaulters: "You dont get on until we get off")
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To: wmfights

That goes right along with their other long held belief that Jews have no right to oxygen...


24 posted on 11/22/2010 5:16:54 PM PST by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: wmfights
Jews have no right to Western Wall, PA 'study' says,

The same study goes on to say that they also have no right to eat Christmas snow.

25 posted on 11/22/2010 5:18:12 PM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: WayneS

Actually, if you research history, this is a wall of a Christian Church...the Romans destroyed everything in Jerusalem...nothing was left standing....later a Christian Church was built with a certain type stone and it has been found to be the stone wall of a Christian Church. So it is neither the Jews nor the Moslems...


26 posted on 11/22/2010 5:24:37 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: WayneS

Oh, yes. I’m shocked. The ‘’study’’ is even ‘’affirmed’’ by “Jewish experts’’ . Can ya beat that?


27 posted on 11/22/2010 6:05:04 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: shield
Actually, if you research history, this is a wall of a Christian Church...the Romans destroyed everything in Jerusalem...nothing was left standing....later a Christian Church was built with a certain type stone and it has been found to be the stone wall of a Christian Church. So it is neither the Jews nor the Moslems...

Do not spout garbage like this and say if you research history. If you make the statement YOU back it up or sh*t up.

28 posted on 11/22/2010 6:05:15 PM PST by papabrody (Proud member of the International Jewish Conspiracy)
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To: papabrody

Do your own research, sir. Otherwise, remain ignorant of the facts.


29 posted on 11/22/2010 6:07:34 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: shield

Wow! Where did you learn Biblical history, Ripleys ‘’Believe It on Not’’?


30 posted on 11/22/2010 6:08:18 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Iscool
...goes right along with their other long held belief that Jews have no right to oxygen...

It's all part of the "big lie", the Jews really have no claim on Jerusalem. If that's true then they really don't belong there.

There seems to be one constant with muslims. They lie.

31 posted on 11/22/2010 6:32:05 PM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wmfights
Islam's view of the historical truth of the Bible is indistinguishable from that of our secular "scholars" in (misnamed) schools of Biblical studies throughout the western world.

No wonder the libs love the muzzies so much!

32 posted on 11/22/2010 6:37:57 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (VeYisra'el 'ahav 'et-Yosef mikol-banayv ki-ven-zequnim hu' lo; ve`asah lo ketonet passim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Great point!
33 posted on 11/22/2010 6:43:16 PM PST by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: jmacusa
Jesus talked of doctrines, traditions and commandments of men and spoke of Jewish Fables...

Tit 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth....and

Mathrew 15:9
Mark 7:7
Col 2:22
1 Tim 4:1

34 posted on 11/22/2010 6:47:49 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: shield

Jesus was a Jew(Hebrew). But what does anything you’re saying have to do with The Wailing Wall? There was Judaism before Christianity and before Islam. The Hebrew people(the Jews) built The Temple Mt.


35 posted on 11/22/2010 7:16:51 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Good point.


36 posted on 11/23/2010 5:11:10 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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