Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Temple Mount Happenings

Photographs via this newspaper item:

a) police officers descend to the ancient underground area below El Aksa Mosque (here:
Even older elements are hidden underneath the mosque, in an area not normally open to visitors. Just to the left of the main entrance to Al-Aqsa, a flight of 16 steps leads down to an area called al-Aqsa Qadima (Ancient Al-Aqsa), where an ancient ramp connects the Temple Mount with the walled-up Double Gate. Just inside the Double Gate is a vestibule containing columns from Herod's original south entrance to Temple Mount. The columns support two pairs of domes, which date from a reconstruction in the 7th century. More columns were added later to provide support to the platform above; these probably date from construction on Al-Aqsa Mosque in the 8th century.

b) the police officers ascending from the underground El Aksa
I visited there in 1986.

c) a group of Jewish women visiting the precincts of the Temple Mount.

The report noted that

The "Al-Aqsa Foundation" called for the stop of entries  -  the people of Jerusalem and inside every Palestinian who can reach the people of Jerusalem from the West Bank, to decamp to the intensification of the Al Aqsa Mosque, saying that the safety valve and line to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque, and practical response to comments by the Attorney General of the Israeli government Feinstein [Weinstein] Judea, which he said Al-Aqsa Mosque, "an integral part of the territory of Israel, Israeli law applies."The "institution-Aqsa," she and other institutions as the "Foundation flags" and "institution building Aqsa" prepared several programs to supplement the Al-Aqsa Mosque the largest number of worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan, where she is preparing, "Al-Aqsa Foundation" to provide tens of thousands of meals for breakfast, suhoor of fasting in the Al-Aqsa, with provide a "march of flags" about 1500 buses to transport worshipers from all towns and villages inside the Palestinian, to pray at the Al-Aqsa,..According to the "institution-Aqsa" in its statement that he broke into the morning two groups of extremist settlers 8 males and then 8 women, and wandered in the squares guarded by police occupation, at the same time, a group of police officers, the occupation of 22 "officer and arranged high" broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque and wandered in the streets of Far and entered the chapels (tribal, old-Aqsa, the Dome of the Rock and Marwani).

And there was story, too, for example:-

On the anniversary of the burning of Al-Aqsa: Israel paves the way for the establishment of temple

...remarks [by] legal adviser to the Israeli government Judea Feinstein that the 'Al-Aqsa Mosque is an integral part of the territory of "Israel" called up a wave of protests among Palestinians and Arab opinion in comments Feinstein planned Israeli explicitly for the Judaization of Jerusalem and the boot for a temple where the mosque Al Aqsa, which could lead to the bombing of a comprehensive religious conflict in the region.Since the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem complete in 1967 the occupation authorities did not stop attempts to blur the Judaization of the city and its landmarks and its holy sites where the demolition of all Islamic buildings and archaeological sites around Al Aqsa Mosque in order to change the parameters that characterize the Islamic city. Actions included the Israeli roads within the Muslim graveyard, near the Temple Mount and washed away a number of them, land confiscation and seizure of property and of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem and practice methods of oppression and terror against the Muslim population for the Judaization of the city entirely and attempts to displace the Jews of the world and settled in Jerusalem and even considered the capital of for Israel.And intensified the occupation authorities in recent work of excavation and exploration, digging tunnels under the Aqsa Mosque and its surroundings near the problem of a network of tunnels, and while some of these excavations and tunnels are known, many of them do not know the track and true to size, but the evidence suggests that these tunnels and excavations reached the cup in the Al-Aqsa Mosque between tribal roofed mosque and the Dome of the Rock.No longer the Israeli authorities run out of a secret scheme for the Judaization of Jerusalem and its holy sites, but became declare so publicly, as in the words of the Legal Adviser to the Government of Netanyahu, Judea Feinstein, who was quoted by Radio Hebrew "to the Temple Mount is an integral part of the territory of Israel and therefore applicable law particularly the Israeli Antiquities Law and Planning and Building Law. " Feinstein added that "given the special nature of the site where the law should be applied with the utmost sensitivity, taking into account pragmatic considerations."According to the instructions sent by the Legal Adviser to the Government of the occupation to his counterparts in the Antiquities Authority and the Jerusalem municipality and the police "should be on the authorities in charge of law enforcement conduct regular monitoring in the vicinity of the Temple Mount to see a close eye on the ongoing work in which to ensure the safety effects of it."Feinstein's remarks raised a wave of protests among Palestinians, Arab and international recognition of the Israelis, which was considered by explicit plans for the Judaization of Jerusalem and its holy sites effects of Islamic and Christian .. Noting that the Judaization of maximum attempts are rejected, an issue with serious proportions.He condemned member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, Ahmed Majdalani, in press statements including the words of Chancellor Israeli noting that such statements are considered "provocative, especially at this time, which is being, during which process the Judaization of large city of Jerusalem and the confiscation of its history and heritage of religious, cultural and humanitarian."He added: "We see this statement as it is gravely concerned refers to the real position of the Israeli government, having made great strides in land confiscation and settlement in the city of Jerusalem and isolate it from its Palestinian environment."Majdalani accused the Israeli government to prepare practical plans to take over the holy places "on flimsy pretexts, and the allegation that they belong to the Jewish religion." He said that such an order "will take a religious dimension would cause in fueling religious sentiments not only of Palestinians but also for Arabs and Muslims." He added that the move to such action "would raise problems related to the legal status of the occupation and the actions taken by the Judaizing Jerusalem Baattabarhamnavah the Fourth Geneva Convention."For his part, Ahmed Qurei, a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO head of Jerusalem affairs, that the statements of Israeli officials in the Prime Minister's Office and a lawyer expert in the Penal Code, aimed at the Al Aqsa Mosque and subjected to the laws of Israel, which will unleash the associations settlements and the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Jerusalem Municipality to wreak havoc and destruction of what remains of our holy places, and will proceed to the Antiquities Authority and the Jerusalem Municipality to have the upper hand in the further distort and change the parameters of the holy city, and to prepare the ground for a temple to replace the Al Aqsa Mosque.It also warned the Islamic-Christian support of Jerusalem and holy sites, the repercussions of the statements Feinstein, saying it "gives Israel a free hand and act on the Temple Mount and to suit their plans Althouidih of demolitions, the destruction and change of parameters, including suits to achieve its objective the establishment of temple, the ruins of Al-Aqsa Mosque ".The authority said in a statement that the move Althouidih is a "declaration of a clear and explicit to the occupation of the mosque, and detach it and all the obstinacy and arrogance and the sight of the whole world and the reality of the Arab-Islamic."Feinstein's comments come a few days before the Palestinians to revive the memory of the 43 to the burning of Al Aqsa Mosque at the hands of Michael Rohan, who set fire to Al Aqsa Mosque on August 21 / July 1969 .. Stormed the radical Australian origin squares Temple Mount in possession of large quantities of highly flammable, and have gained access to the mihrab and set it on fire to grow up a fire in an area of ​​1500 square meters of total area of ​​the mosque tribal amounting to 4400 square meters and the equivalent of about one-third the space.The memory of this year amid the growing ambitions of the Israeli construction of the structure of mythical known to Jews as "the Third Temple," on the ruins of Al-Aqsa Mosque, has emerged as the developments are remarkable attention recently through calls on the pages of social networking and some of the practices in occupied Jerusalem by Jewish groups, religious calls for storm Temple Mount and the performance of religious rites and rituals related to Talmudic so-called "decrees structure" within the campus of the Far .. As the rabbis of the Jews, accompanied by a large number of religious extremists, frequent visits to the courtyard of the maximum, under the protection of the occupation authorities.It also quoted pages in the networking site "Facebook" for organizations and groups of Jewish religious that it was preparing for Building Facilities temple and all its tools, which will be transferred to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to build a structure immediately after the completion of the preparations according to the estimates of time, has released these collections campaigns to raise funds to finish the preparations .In the time it was opened mosques all over the world its doors to receive the month of Ramadan, and while the gleaming lights in the Prophet's Mosque in the House of God, the situation looks bad at the maximum, the first Qiblah and the third of the Two Holy Mosques, in light of Israeli efforts Gahdh for the Judaization of Jerusalem and the erasing of the maximum. . In response to the occupation authorities called on politicians and activists Velstinuin, Arabs, Muslims and Christians to adopt the approach and plans for a UN-defined and effective plans to stop the Israeli occupation authorities and systematic Judaization of the city of Jerusalem.

That's via Google Translation.


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