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  • Mufti permits Muslim prayer on Temple Mount

    07/27/2017 2:51:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/17
    The Mufti of Jerusalem announced this morning, Thursday, that the situation on the Temple Mount has returned to how it was before the placement of the metal detectors, and that it is now permissible for Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount. A senior police official said this morning, “We have returned almost completely to the situation before the attack on the Temple Mount. We must monitor the reaction on the ground in the coming hours. As we understand it, the worshipers are supposed to ascend the Mount.” The words come after police last night removed newly-installed railings and scaffolding...
  • The Temple Mount; Why it took so Long....?

    But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them: Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall...
  • Waqf: We have lost control over the Temple Mount

    07/16/2017 1:52:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 85 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/7/17 | Dalit Halevi
    The Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem announced yesterday, July 15, that it had lost its definitive control over the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In its announcement, it said that the entire Al-Aqsa Mosque compound was a Muslim right only and all actions taken by Israel were a blatant violation of this right. The announcement by the Waqf Department came after the Israeli decision to close the Temple Mount in the wake of the shooting attack on Friday, during which two Border Policemen were murdered. The Waqf Department demanded that the Al-Aqsa Mosque be opened immediately and that Muslims be permitted to hold...
  • Christian Man Attacked on Temple Mount for Waving Israeli Flag

    08/04/2015 12:25:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 8/4/2015, 11:16 AM | Matt Wanderman
    A man identified as a Christian tourist from France who visited the Temple Mount while carrying an Israeli flag was attacked by Muslims this Tuesday morning. The incident has been reported in various places, and has gone viral on social media, where pictures of the bleeding protester in police custody are being widely circulated. Arab eyewitnesses claim that the man waved the flag near the Dome of the Rock before a mob descended on him. During the beating, he was hit on the head with a rock. …
  • Once Again: Waqf Illegally Digging Up Temple Mount

    04/13/2015 11:34:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/2015, 6:49 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Using the excuse of “replacing carpets,” the Waqf (Islamic Trust) on the Temple Mount began digging up the stone floor today inside the Mosque of Omar—the site of some of the most sacred areas of the two Holy Temples of Kings Solomon and Herod. A small tractor was brought into the famous gold-domed structure and dug and removed earth there, with no permit to do so. Such work requires permission from and supervision by the Antiquities Authority, as well as approval from the Ministerial Committee on Archaeological Digs in Holy Sites. Neither body was consulted beforehand, and certainly did not...
  • Report: Waqf Building Illegally on Temple Mount—Again

    11/26/2014 11:25:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 11/26/2014, 4:21 PM | Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin
    The Jordanian Waqf continues to build illegally on the Temple Mount, photos leaked to Arutz Sheva revealed Wednesday. The photos, which were taken by a visitor to the Mount, show what appears to be new construction, under a tarp, in the northeast corner of the Mount. To clarify whether the Waqf has the license to build on the Mount—and what ramifications there may be if it does not—Arutz Sheva spoke to architect Gideon Charlap, who turned to the licensing and inspection bureau in Jerusalem “to address urgently the building violations and illegal construction on the Temple Mount,” as he put...
  • Kotel Rabbi: ‘Temple Mount has Turned into a Terror Base’

    10/10/2014 5:37:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 10/10/2014, 1:31 PM | Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar
    Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Kotel (Western Wall) and Holy Sites, decried the Arab attempts to wreck the week-long Sukkot holiday by launching violent riots against police and Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, the rabbi argued that the Arab rioters are intentionally trying to prevent Jews from reaching the site on Sukkot, one of the three Jewish pilgrimage holidays that in ancient times required Jews to travel to the Temple in Jerusalem, a practice maintained by many. “The Arab leadership’s feigned ignorance in the face of these acts...
  • Police Ambushed by Muslim Rioters on Temple Mount

    09/24/2014 6:34:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 9/24/2014, 9:36 AM | Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar
    Dozens of Arab rioters began shooting fireworks at police on the Temple Mount on Wednesday morning, just hours before the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) began, and as soon as the holiest site in Judaism was opened to Jewish visitors. The rioters fired at police at the Mughrabi Gate, which is the only point of access for Jewish visitors to the site currently under the de facto rule of the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust). Yassam police special forces and Border Patrol officers pushed their way onto the Temple Mount and pressed back the rioters. Upon arriving on the holy site,...
  • Jewish Youth Arrested on Temple Mount for Praying

    05/07/2014 8:44:50 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/7/2014 | Ari Yashar
    A 16-year-old Jew was arrested on the Temple Mount on Wednesday, after members of the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust) ordered Israeli police to do so. The Waqf members said they had seen the youth's lips moving as he said a silent prayer. The Waqf has forbidden any kind of prayer by Jews at the site of the two Jewish Temples, the holiest site for Judaism. The Temple Mount is under the Waqf's de facto rule.
  • Dozens wounded in Temple Mount riot

    04/16/2014 6:07:50 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies
    Dozens of Palestinian protesters and an Israeli policeman were wounded Wednesday morning on the Temple Mount after the site was opened to Jewish visitors. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that Palestinians threw “stones and firecrackers” at police when they opened the walled compound’s gates. Police responded with stun grenades, Rosenfeld said, and closed the complex to the Jewish visitors after a small number had toured the site. An AFP correspondent at the scene said dozens of Palestinians were wounded by rubber-coated bullets and stun grenade canisters, and were staying inside the Al-Aqsa mosque out of fear they would be...
  • Muslim Rioters Attack MK Feiglin on Temple Mount

    03/20/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/20/2014, 10:39 AM | David Lev
    Two Arab rioters were arrested Thursday for attempting to attack MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beteinu) as he visited the Temple Mount. Hundreds of rioters threw stones at Feiglin and several individuals who accompanied him. Feiglin was forced to leave the site, and police took steps to break up the riot. As a result of the riot, the Temple Mount was closed Thursday morning to Jews and to tourists. Feiglin has been a strong advocate of Jews’ asserting their rights to pray on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Last month, Feiglin initiated a Knesset debate on freedom of...
  • Islamic Waqf Revises History: ‘Temple Mount, Kotel are Muslim’

    01/21/2014 10:53:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2014, 7:59 PM | Maayana Miskin
    The Islamic Waqf, which supervises the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, has issued a pamphlet that makes new claims regarding the Mount—arguing, among other things, that King Solomon was a Muslim and that there is no Jewish connection to either the Temple Mount or the Western Wall (Kotel). […] In one section, titled, “Al-Buraq Wall and NOT the Wailing Wall,” the pamphlet teaches, “Al-Buraq wall is part of the western wall of the Al-Aqsa mosque.” The pamphlet goes on to link the wall to Islam, stating that it is known as the site where Mohammed “tied his winged steed, Al-Buraq.”...
  • Former Canadian Minister ‘Shocked’ by Visit to Temple Mount (saw discrimination against Jews)

    01/20/2014 9:06:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2014, 5:44 AM | Elad Benari
    A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews. Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety between 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound. […] “[The former Canadian minister] was shocked over how Jewish police can do these things to Jews. He did not understand how one can talk about the reunification of Jerusalem while at the same time Jews are not allowed...
  • Muslim Authorities Filling Temple Mount with Trash Cans

    01/20/2014 11:56:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    Jews who ascended to the Temple Mount in the last few days discovered that the Muslim Waqf has been planting trash cans throughout the plaza atop the Mount. Two weeks ago, as LIBA project coordinator Yehuda Glick visited the Mount, he saw drilling being carried out into the paved floor of the Mount plaza. Muslims refused to say what they were doing and were assisted by police in pushing Glick away. The mystery of the drilling has now been solved: the holes were used for planting dozens of trash cans, and dozens more await their turn. Temple activists said Monday...
  • Exposed: Waqf Illegally Drilling on Temple Mount

    01/08/2014 8:31:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 1/8/2014, 5:56 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Muslim worshippers don’t just have more freedom to pray on the Temple Mount, a recent investigation reveals: they apparently also have permission to drill. An investigation Monday by Yehuda Glick, Director of the Haliba organization for Jewish freedom on the Temple Mount, caught Waqf officials red-handed in the act of drilling through the ancient stones. Vandalizing the Mount—Judaism’s holiest site and a national landmark for people of all religions—violates the law; when caught in the act on film, the perpetrators quickly tried to conceal their actions. …
  • Temple Mount Activist: Only the People Can Stop Desecration

    12/25/2013 2:35:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/25/2013, 12:02 PM | Ari Soffer
    A special Knesset committee which met yesterday to discuss the ongoing destruction of Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount, saw MKs and Antiquities Authority officials debating how best to end the alarming phenomenon atop Judaism’s holiest site. The destruction of Jewish artifacts by the Islamic Waqf trust is seen by many observers as part of a concerted effort to Islamize the Temple Mount, by erasing all traces of the Jewish Temples. Islamist and Palestinian Authority figures have long denied the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem in general, despite the wealth of archaeology and historical documentation to the...
  • Feiglin to question legal authority, legitimacy of Temple Mount Waqf

    09/15/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/15/2013 | JEREMY SHARON
    The Knesset Interior Committee scheduled a hearing for Monday regarding preparations for Jewish visitation to the Temple Mount over Succot. Groups lobbying for Jewish prayer rights at the site criticized the lack of access afforded to them over Rosh Hashana and are demanding that Jewish visits over Succot be enabled by police. In general, access for Jews and other non-Muslims is strictly controlled, and police prohibit any non-Muslim prayer at the site as well as any outward demonstrations of religious worship, in accordance with the demands of the Jordanian Islamic trust, or Wakf, which administers the area. MK and Deputy...
  • Muslim Extremists Force Jews From Temple Mount

    07/15/2013 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/15/2013, 1:46 PM | Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer
    Hundreds of Jews came to the Temple Mount Monday in honor of Tisha B’Av, the anniversary of the destruction of the two Jewish Temples by the Babylonian and Roman empires respectively. But their visit was cut short as Muslim worshipers physically blocked them and appeared to be preparing a riot. … The Temple Mount is Judaism’s holiest site, where the two holy Temples once stood before being destroyed by the Babylonian and Roman empires respectively. This Tuesday marks the anniversary of the destruction of both temples (which occurred on the same day in the Hebrew calendar—the 9th of Av). Despite...
  • New Palestinian Authority PM Visits Al-Aqsa Mosque

    06/17/2013 2:19:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 6/17/2013, 5:44 AM | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority’s prime minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday became the first PA premier to visit the Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, AFP reports. “Jerusalem is a symbol of the Palestinian question,” Hamdallah was quoted as having told the official WAFA news agency. “Our visit today shows how important Jerusalem is to the Palestinian government.” … The Al-Aqsa mosque is located on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Jerusalem which was left in the hands of the Waqf following Jerusalem’s reunification in 1967. Arabs continuously make false accusations that Israel is “Judaizing” the Temple Mount, sometimes...
  • Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

    12/25/2012 1:44:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/12 | Elad Benari
    The Muslim Waqf is continuing to destroy Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount in a direct violation of a ruling by the Supreme Court, a new report released Monday finds. The author of the report, archaeologist Tzachi Zweig-Devira, told Arutz Sheva that his report is based on a personal visit he made to the Temple Mount. At the eastern part of the Temple Mount, said Zweig-Devira, there is a pile of dirt and antiquities, which he documented the Waqf moving without supervision of an official from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). This, he said, is a direct violation of a...