The incident occurred when a group of more than 100 students from the yeshiva in Beit El spent Shabbat in Jerusalem. As the members of the group were walking from the Western Wall to the Damascus Gate they were attacked by Arab rioters.
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There is a deep reason for Vatican opposition to Israel’s possessing the Old City. The Roman Catholic Church believes Israel’s right to be the Kingdom of God ended forever with the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple by the Roman Legion in 70 CE. Israel’s rebirth challenged Catholicism’s “Kingdom of God” when Jerusalem “the eternal” became the capital of Israel in 1967.
The truth is that Palestine is no more real than Never-Never Land. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc.
After a morning of violent clashes, during which dozens of masked Palestinians hurled rocks at Israeli police and burnt tires in various east Jerusalem neighborhoods, order seems to have been restored to the capital, with the exception of Shuafat, where sporadic clashes were still being reported.
Eight border policeman and security personnel were wounded during the clashes. Four were evacuated for medical attention, and the rest were treated at the scene. Palestinians reported nine casualties.
The clash followed a mosque sermon on the issue. “The Friday sermon focused on the Islamic sites that are being targeted by Israel and the need to preserve them,” he said. About 300 young men threw stones at police after prayers, he said.
Eighteen policemen were lightly wounded in their attempt to restore order on the Temple Mount after Arab youths emerging from Friday prayers started hurling rocks down onto those worshiping at the Western Wall.
Along with the wall, which is 10 meters high and 70 meters long, other structures were found, including a monumental gatehouse and a tower. According to Mazar, the wall is additional proof of the accuracy of the Bible’s description of the grandeur of the period of David and Solomon.
According to 1 Kings 3:1, Solomon brought his royal Egyptian wife “into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the Lord, and the wall of Jerusalem round about.”
A broad summary of the Book of Haggai is that because the remnant endured such hardships in returning to Israel from Babylon, God looked favorably on them, even though they were involved in temporal things. The Lord told them they were not prospering because of their delay in rebuilding the Temple.
In any event, Psalm 30, a prophecy, was composed by David at the time in his life when the Ark of the Covenant was in the environs of Jerusalem and he wanted to find a place where the Temple could be built. The threshing floor pertains to the purchase of the Temple site.
Abraham offered Isaac on Mount Moriah, which became later known as the Temple Mount, which is now occupied by the Mosque of Omar better known as the Dome of the Rock. That rock being the rock that Abraham built the altar.
“Don’t use the term Temple Mount,” Diliani lectured WND. “It doesn’t exist. I don’t know where it is. I cannot see any Temple. Can you? No one can find any trace of it. The area you refer to is only a Muslim holy site.”
The PA, though, has found evidence of Judaism’s historic connection to the Mount – the holiest site in Judaism. The Waqf, conducted an unsupervised excavation on the site in 1997. At that time, the Waqf, ultimately were caught by Israeli authorities disposing truckloads of Mount dirt that contained Jewish Temple artifacts. To this day, Israeli archeologists are still sifting through the large amount of dirt, in which scores of Jewish Temple relics were found.