Palestinians Are Getting Jittery over Plans to Build The Third Temple in Jerusalem

By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)

AlJazeera reported “Israel Permits The Division of the Al-Aqsa [Temple Mount]” wrote that:

“Arab residents in the city of Jerusalem accuse the Israeli occupation forces of beginning to divide Al-Aqsa Mosque [Temple Mount] after it passed a law taking advantage of the aggression on Gaza to implement a similar law imposed at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.”

The “Ibrahimi Mosque” is the cave of Machpelah in Hebron is the burial plot where Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah are all believed to be buried there and the Jews currently share it with Muslims while fearing that the Temple Mount will soon be shared with Jews.

Jewish worshippers take part in a prayer at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron

Al-Jazeera adds:

“They are adding a Jewish office parallel to the Islamic Waqf and is working on the legalization of incursions by Jews into the courtyards of the sanctuary in order to establish Talmudic prayers and rituals in preparation for building the alleged temple. The law allows a special irrevocable classification of the law that allows under special provisions to establish Talmudic rituals three times a day and prohibits the entry of Palestinians to pray or to carry out the call to prayer [on loud speakers] during the Jewish holidays. The chairman of the department at the Temple Institute Rabbi Chaim Richman unveiled a detailed map for the structure at the behest of the prime minister, and said it would provide for approval by the planning committees.”

Several newspapers in the Arabic, some of which titled the concern “Is The Time Near” realizing that their fears are nearing and that a Jewish Temple is inevitable. The Palestinian Fatwa House, headed by Muhammad Hussein, the Mufti of Jerusalem and Ibrahim Shoebat, the Mufti of Ramallah (my first cousin) sent out a condemnation

(Photo of Ibrahim Shoebat)


Last month, Ahmad Queri, former prime minister of the Palestinian Authority stated that:

“[The Israelis] are trying to divide Al Aqsa (referred to as the Temple Mount by Jews],” he added. “This is really serious: it could make the region explode and this is the reason for which the Israelis won’t respect the Palestinians’ rights. We must attack the root of the problem.”

Last month Jewish visitors were met by hundreds of Arab protesters that shouted “Allah Akbar” and “Get Out”. This was the first time in three years that Jewish visitors had been permitted to enter the mount on Tisha B’av.

Rabbi Chaim Richman, the international director of the Temple Institute, who led a large group of Jewish visitors, commented that the group went up to the Temple Mount, considered Judaism’s holiest site in a show of unity.

“Today, on Tisha B’Av, the day upon which the Holy Temple was destroyed, we came together with hundreds of Jews to the Temple Mount to fulfill the commandment of being in the holy place, to pray there for the welfare of the IDF soldiers who are defending all of Israel, and to show that the cycle of endless mourning can only end when the Jewish people are ready to accept responsibility for the rebuilding of the Holy Temple,” said Rabbi Richman.

The step was a measure of the degree to which the perception of an Israeli threat to Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, is ratcheting up tensions in the wider Arab and Muslim worlds, not just among Palestinians.

The debate held in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, was on “the loss of Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount” and was initiated by Moshe Feiglin, a Jewish fundamentalist member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party.

But yesterday MK Moshe Feiglin was shocked when PM Netanyahu stopped plans to construct a permanent bridge leading to Temple Mount.

The only approach for non-Muslims to enter the Temple Mount is via the Mugrabim Gate, overlooking the Western Wall. Following an earthquake, the original approach to the gate collapsed in 2004. The government had planned to build a new stone bridge to the Mugrabim Gate, but capitulated to world pressure and sufficed with a rickety, temporary wooden bridge. Engineers from the Jerusalem Municipality declared the temporary bridge unsafe, and over the past few weeks a new, safer wooden bridge has been built under the older bridge. Jordan, however, demanded that the bridge be removed and yesterday, work to dismantle it began.


“This capitulation to the Jordanian demand and the dismantling of a safety bridge that was erected over the Western Wall Plaza (it is not even on the Temple Mount) testifies to the fact that the PM has indeed conceded Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount,” Feiglin charged.

“When ISIS and Hamas flags fly freely on the Temple Mount and when the Prime Minister transfers sovereignty on the Mount to radical Islam, Israel’s hold on the Negev, Galil and mixed Jewish-Arab cities is lost. ISIS flags can already be seen in Sachnin and Taibeh, Arab towns in northern Israel.

The PM’s demonstration of weakness encourages Israel’s enemies in the south and north, infusing them with hope to continue to fight us.”

Anger always erupts at any Jewish presence on the Temple Mount.

What Palestinians (including yours truly) and Jews have in common is one thing; extreme stubbornness and they will eventually collide until God’s stubbornness intervenes in favor of the Jews.

May God plague us with stubbornness and may we never recover.

For both Christians and Jews, the rebuilding of the Temple (Beit Ha-Miqdash) is a blessing, for it signifies the soon return of our Messiah and instead of “Allah-u-Akbar” the world will finally hear “Adonai Huwa Elohim” from the top of the Holy Hill.