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A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

It’s time that Israel takes back Temple Mount, before Islamists succeed in igniting another intifada.
Muslim believers in Allah throw rocks at Jews on the Temple Mount.

Muslim believers in Allah throw rocks at Jews on the Temple Mount.
Photo Credit: Sliman Khader / Flash 90.

Once again, on the eve of a major Jewish holiday, Israel Police have  closed access for Jews and Christians to the Temple Mount due to intelligence “there would be disturbances” if Jews were allowed to ascend to the site.

Hundreds of tourists who flocked to the site on Monday were turned away due to violence spawned by Muslim rioters the previous day.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told The Jewish Press in a telephone interview Monday morning, “Police officials made the decision to close access to the site based on information there would be disturbances similar to those that occurred yesterday, and which caused injuries to two police officers. As a result, access to the site was restricted solely to Muslim men age 50 and above, and to Muslim women of all ages.”

Asked whether Muslim women had never caused any disturbances at the Temple Mount – which they have on numerous occasions — Rosenfeld responded: “Muslim women do not pose any problem for Israel Police. It is Muslim men under age 50 who are the most dangerous to the general population and to police officers during disturbances at the site.”

On Sunday police closed the Temple Mount to visitors — but not to Muslim worshipers — after Muslim rioters hurled rocks and firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at police officers posted at the Mughrabi Gate near the Western Wall Plaza.

Two Israel Police officers were injured in the riot which started when the site was opened to visitors.

Rosenfeld claimed he had “no idea what [you] are talking about” when asked about a report posted on the Arutz Sheva website describing a virtual takeover of the Temple Mount by “dozens of Hamas men… waving Hamas flags and ‘not allowing Jews and tourists into the Mount.’

The site has always been a flash point of contention between Jews and Muslims. There is no holier site in the Jewish faith, and it ranks third in importance in Islam.

The Temple Mount encompasses the Western Wall – the last remnant of the Holy Temple, the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount. It is the wall that was the closest to the Holy of Holies when the Holy Temple once stood in Jerusalem.

In Judaism, the Temple Mount is also known as Mount Moriah, which according to Jewish tradition is the place where the creation of the world began from the Foundation Stone at the peak of the mountain, and is where Adam, the first human being, was created.

It is also the site where the Biblical patriarch Abraham was commanded to prepare his son Isaac for sacrifice, (by the way, the Muslims believe it is Ishmael who was nearly sacrificed) and where the binding of Isaac – the Foundation Stone – took place. The Holy of Holies, around which both the First and Second Holy Temples were built, is set around the Foundation Stone.

Known to the Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, the Temple Mount site is believed to be that from which Islam’s prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven to speak with God about the details of prayer rituals after a night-long journey to Jerusalem, “the farthest mosque,” on his steed Buraq. For this reason, Islamists fight with particular ferocity over the site and do what they can to claim sovereignty over the Temple Mount.

Israel’s willingness to allow the Islamic Waqf Authority to administer the site has backfired dozens of times as increasing violence by Islamist extremists on the eve of every Jewish holiday makes it clear it is impossible for the status quo to continue.

A similar scenario was deliberately used by Hamas to ignite the Second Intifada in the year 2000 when MK Ariel Sharon made a visit to the Temple Mount just prior to the Jewish new year holidays, setting off violent Muslim riots and sparking a lethal police response. It seems likely that plans are afoot to recreate the same scenario again.

Blocking Jewish and Christian access to a site clearly holy to all in the name of “safety” simply underscores the message that terror is effective in ensuring Arab Muslim sovereignty over Judaism’s holiest site.

It’s time that Israel takes back Temple Mount, before the Palestinian Authority succeeds in igniting another intifada.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian began her career in journalism out of boredom while earning a BA in Mass Communication, creating a news department at SCSU's radio station because all the disc jockey positions were filled. In addition to her former position as a Jewish Press columnist and senior correspondent and editor at Arutz-7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and numerous other media outlets.


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12 Responses to “A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?”

  1. it is a shame; it is a scandal; we have right to go on TEMPLE MOUNT;it is OUR ;it’s belong to us;

  2. Gene Strong says:

    Remove.all Palestinians from Jerusalem

  3. Jerusalem is one and is Jewish, Temple Mount should be administered by Jewish authorities

  4. I must be honest – as an American follower of Christ, when I read about events in Israel, it is difficult to comprehend. Why does Israel allow Muslims sovereignty over the most holy Jewish site? Did not Jewish leaders tremble at the ceremony the night before entering the Holy of Holies before the Temple was destroyed? If Jerusalem is the eternal capital and the resting place of the Lord our Father, why would the government relinquish authority? Perhaps I'm just a silly American who doesn't understand the cultural jiu-jitsu of the Temple Mount, and my conservative values don't bode well with Middle Eastern culture (They certainly weren't welcome when I was in Iraq) but if the Temple Mount is the Jews most Holy site, why give it up when it sits on Jewish land? Will not God protect His chosen people? Why is it that Israeli police forces stop JEWS, instead of MUSLIMS?

    I do not ask out of spite, but legitimate intention to seek understanding of the complexities. But, after reading Muslim and Jewish digital news, it seems to me that Israeli security forces WILLINGLY allow Muslims to do whatever they want, and Jews are not. It's as if the Israeli government has a bias against themselves?

  5. Yechiel Baum says:

    clever that the philistines would disrupt peaceful life to keep the Jews from their holy site. Even handed should bar the arabs from the temple mount. Their prayers go unanswered there since the Jews still exist so they need to pray their paganism in another location and for the Jews to pray to the Jew GOD at the temple mount.

  6. According to prophecy ISRAEL will return to TEMPLE Worship,and whether our MUSLIMS friends believe that or NOT,it shall come to pass that ISRAEL will be restored to TEMPLE Worship,and that is The Place…………If you support that The Heavens will prosper you.

  7. The big mouths Neanyahu and Yaalon have not the gonads to protect the Temple Mont from the muslims.

  8. Billy Charles Alverson says:

    I believe King David used Mt. Zion as "a" location for the original Tabernacle and Jehovah accepted the sacrifices offered.

  9. I pray that God gives wisdom to the Jewish people to take back their Temple Mount before it is too late. There are people who enjoy seeing blood shed without good course and those throwing stones love blood. Please LORD protect your innocent people, I pray.

  10. Stuart Wragg says:

    It is a well known fact that Mohammed never ever made it to Jerusalem. The Muslims are also not stupid and know this fact. Their reason claim this site is only to deny it to the Jewish people. There is no other reason

  11. Yisrael Yehuda says:

    Friends, we can cry and shout or we can act! I choose to act and I hope that everyone will join me
    http://www.gofundme.com/tmount

  12. The BEST person to resolve the misunderstandings surrounding The Temple Mount is The Pope.The Pope of Rome can tell the story better than anyone else.Since The Catholics were The First Church and First Christians,there is enough DATA in Rome concerning ISRAEL and Jerusalem,that i think it is about TIME The Pope speaks out The TRUTH…The pope spoke out recently concerning The right BIBLE to read and That was That of The KING JAMES VERSION.
    That was nothing BUT The TRUTH,now may He speak out concerning The right ownership of The TEMPLE MOUNT.

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