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No Jews allowed.

Once again, rioting Arabs on Sunday (July 5) succeeded in keeping visitors off the Temple Mount. Thousands of Palestinian Authority Arabs have been allowed into the site for prayers during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, now entering its fourth and final week.

But the obviously planned violence by Arabs whipped up during a sermon at the mosque on the site, who hurled rocks at police forces near the Mughrabi (Rambam) Bridge, made it unsafe for security to allow anyone to ascend to the Mount, Judaism’s holiest site.

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This means that the thousands of Jews and other local and foreign visitors, many of whom arrive from overseas, cannot ascend the Mount.

Police officials said they would delay the opening of the site to visitors until security personnel had brought rioters under control. It is also possible that such a delay will mean the opening may be delayed beyond the hours in which the site can be accessed at all, at least for this day, due to the prayer schedule taking place at the mosque.

Launching violent riots is one of the preferred methods for Arab agitators to keep Jews and other non-Muslims from accessing the Temple Mount, site of the Al Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock; it is also considered the third holiest site in Islam.

Today is a fast day for Jews around the world, as it signals the start of the three-week period in history that led to the final destruction of the Holy Temples and the burning and conquest of Jerusalem – first by the Babylonians, and then by the Romans. This period culminates in the darkest fast day on the Jewish calendar: Tisha B’Av, the Ninth of Av.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

7 COMMENTS

  1. It is time to ban the rug-crawlers from the Temple Mount and eliminate that obscenity they built there. If the state of 'Palestine' does come into existence then every arab inside Israel who commits a crime against Israel or its citizens should immediately be stripped of Israeli citizenship, driven to the border of 'Palestine' and expelled. If they are found in Israel again, prison should be their next address.

  2. Can somebody explain why the Israeli police and border guards are unable to control the savages? And why Jews are not allowed to pray on the Temple mount? Who the hell is in charge anyway? Are they afraid that the "world" will condemn them for shooting the savages who riot? So what. The savages are killing each other all over the middle east and the "world" says and does nothing. Clear the temple mount of the rioting savages by any means.

  3. Israelis riot to keep muslemsa off of the temple mount. Now that would be news. The Arabs get a free pass on every thing that has to do with the temple mount. The court of the gentiles is the dome of the rock so why not build around it. Leave it there and build the third temple excluding it. It does not say that the temple needs to be built exactly where the first two were built. Just that a temple for the Jewish sacrifices should be built. I am no expert but does the temple need to be built just so in a certain dimension? With certain boundries? Or can the temple be built just so the scarif ices can be impemented? The Jewish nation did not conquer the west bank and gaza as the creator of the universe said they should and now those areas are the thorn in the foot of the Jewish nation. Just like David did stand up to the Goliath p.l.o and stand your group d and take back the temple mount with trust in the creator who choose Abraham as his voice. I know it is a sore spot with the Jewish nation but… Jesus was GOD in the flesh. Accept him as the saviour of your nation and let's end the reign of the devil once and for all. Build the temple.

  4. Clear it, mark them in the book, and forbid them and more entry, forever. The Temple Mount is meant to be a place of the peace of prayer, for all who are called, as Abraham was. Was the son of Abraham sacrificed upon a rock, or was he not? So, the violent need to be banned from it forever.

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