Israeli minister calls for 'Third Temple' in Al-Aqsa compound

Palestinians are suspicious of so called archeological excavations taking place under the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Israeli minister calls for 'Third Temple' in Al-Aqsa compound

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Israel Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel on Friday expressed his wish to see the construction of a "Third Temple" in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Al-Quds (East Jerusalem).

According to the Alray Palestinian News Agency, Uri Ariel said "The first Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE, the second Temple in 70 CE, and ever since the Jews have been mourning its loss."

He then went on to say "Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently in place of the temple, despite the temple being much holier than it. Al-Aqsa Mosque is only the third most holy mosque in Islam."

"Now that Israel has once again become a Jewish sovereign state, there have been occasional calls to rebuild the Temple," he added.

Palestinians who have stated their desire to see Israeli occupying forces retreat out of East Jerusalem back to their 1967 borders are suspicious of so called archeological excavations taking place under the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. They believe the works are destabilizing the foundations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and have already reported damage to the building.

In recent months, the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has been subject to numerous raids by far-right Jewish settlers under the protection of Israeli security forces, who have performed Jewish rituals on the site. On a number of occasions last year, the Israeli authorities banned Muslim congregational Friday prayers at the mosque.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Ocak 2014, 15:58
alstor brown
alstor brown - 9 yıl Önce

According to Christian prophecy the temple will be built and taken over by a figure known as the anti-messiah. Unfortunately many will believe him to be the messiah. He will claim to be God and perform miracles. During his tenure he will change and start to kill Christians. Thus I am not all that excited about the building... although I understand its importance to Judah.

Shane - 9 yıl Önce

The levites are all ready..

Alexander Gofen
Alexander Gofen - 9 yıl Önce

Since 1967 rebuilding of the Third Temple is exclusively in human's authority: like never before. Never before had the Judeo-Christian community of the world an opportunity to actually implement the God's plan, i.e. to really re-build the Third Temple inviting the (re-)appearance of the Messiah.

Tom - 9 yıl Önce

Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near. (Luke 21:31).

babby - 9 yıl Önce

will it have a bathroom?

BUTSeriously - 9 yıl Önce

Why not end this charade, restore the Balfour, and fervently request Muslims to give a Coptic 2-state in EAST Egypt instead? After all, 23 Islamic regime states were given Muslims, none of which existed 100 years ago. And Christians and the Jews predate Islam in Arabia.

mike - 9 yıl Önce

This is WONDERFUL!May this be Eloheims will NOW! Any "Christian" who names "Jesus" should go back and read what S'haul wrote in Rom 9-11. "Do not think arrogant thoughts, but be afraid..For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you will not be wise in your own sight, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in" ~ Rom 11:1-36. Dont be anti-semitic like Luthers Protestant Germany who murdered the Jews.~Shalom

Mark - 9 yıl Önce

Antichrist is not just after Christians...he will devour the whole world, whether you are Jew, Christian, Muslim, Atheist...etc...Read your Bible a little more carefully. EVERYONE is required to take his mark. If not, you die.