The Muslim Struggle for Sovereignty over the Temple Mount

(Jerusalem Post) Lior Akerman - The Palestinian Authority has been trying to achieve full authority over the Temple Mount as part of their campaign to establish Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state. Following the lead of Mahmoud Abbas, for years the PA has been spreading lies about Israeli intentions to take over the Temple Mount and alter the status quo. In addition, Hamas operatives are working day and night in the West Bank to incite Palestinians to violence to gain power and status among the Palestinian public and to lead the Muslim struggle for sovereignty over the Temple Mount. The Jordanian Wakf Islamic trust seeks to preserve its power and status in the Muslim world as protector of holy places. To that end, King Abdullah of Jordan occasionally claims that Israel intends to change the status quo on the Temple Mount. Moreover, the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, under the leadership of Sheikh Raed Salah, has for years been leading the incitement with the slogan "Al-Aksa is in Danger." Their main goal is the complete liberation of the Temple Mount from Israeli control and its return to full Arab Muslim sovereignty. These radical operatives have no intention of halting their struggle to liberate the Temple Mount until the entire compound is completely under Muslim control. The truth is that all the Muslim leaders know very well that the State of Israel has not had in the past and has no plans to change the status quo on the Temple Mount. The only thing that has changed is that Israeli authorities would like to prevent another murderous attack from taking place in this sensitive location. The writer is a former brigadier-general who served as a division head in the Israel Security Agency.

2017-07-28 00:00:00

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