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Old 12-12-2018, 06:54 PM   #421
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watch the tensions in the world rise as the calls for a third temple rise:

Israel settlers storm Al-Aqsa, call for demolishing it
December 12, 2018 at 9:20 am

Protected by the Israeli occupation forces, a group of Israeli Jewish settlers yesterday stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and performed religious rituals in its courtyards, Ma’an News Agency reported.

Firas Al-Debbis, the coordinator of public relations at Al-Aqsa Mosque, said that 45 settlers stormed the Mosque through Al-Mughrabi Gate.

He said that the settlers were escorted by a large number of the Israeli occupation forces.

Meanwhile, another group of settlers organised a night demonstration in Jerusalem’s Old City to mark the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

The settlers chanted anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian slogans and called for the demolition of Al-Aqsa Mosque and for more settlers to be allowed in to Islam’s third holiest site.

In addition, the settlers chanted slogans calling for building the Jewish Temple in Al-Aqsa place.

Crumbling stone in the Western Wall exposes Jerusalem’s religious fractures
Erosion is damaging the 2,000-year-old site – but restoration plans have been complicated by its sacred status
Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem
Sat 11 Aug 2018 15.00 BST

The Western Wall is part of a site revered by Muslims, which they call al-Haram al-Sharif; al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock lie above it.

The Waqf, a Jordan-funded Islamic body, administers Islam’s third holiest site under an extremely delicate status quo agreed with Israel. Work or excavations by either side are a sensitive issue, as they may be seen by the other as infringing on sacred land. In 1996, following the inauguration of Israeli-built tunnels alongside the Western Wall, riots broke out and dozens lost their lives. The riots began after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened an exit in the Muslim Quarter to the excavated tunnel complex, where visitors can view underground sections of the Western Wall and other ancient passageways and vaults.

Fouad Hallak, a Jerusalem policy adviser at the negotiations affairs department of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, said that Palestinians in and around the Old City area had long complained of damage to their houses “because the foundation is moving below us”.

Israel to build ‘Embassy Quarter’ in occupied Jerusalem

December 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

The complex is to be built on a 25-acre plot of land in East Talpiot, a southern neighbourhood of Jerusalem. Following the Nakba of 1948, East Talpiot became part of no man’s land, next to the 1949 Armistice Line – sometimes known as the Green Line – observed by Israel and Jordan. During the Six Day War of 1967 Israel occupied the neighbourhood, establishing an illegal settlement there in 1973.

The plan to build the complex in East Talpiot is therefore in contravention of international law. As such, any country which chooses to move its embassy into the complex upon its completion would also be violating international law.

Galant urged the international community to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem. “It is our eternal capital. It is the right thing to do. Make the move quickly; the best places are going to be taken quickly.”
when the people in power want you dead, just existing is a revolutionary act

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