The Temple Mount is the first holiest site to Jews and the third holiest site to Muslims, yet Jews abdicated their responsibility to Muslim managers, hoping that another gesture of goodwill would lessen tensions and bring peace a bit closer. Lets see if there is peace now at the Al-Aqsa/Temple Mount complex...
Doesn't look like it
From CBS DC March 12
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Hamas is warning that if President Obama visits the Temple Mount it would be a “declaration of war” against the Islamic world.
Israel National News reports the terror group made the threat during a protest march at the religious site following riots on Friday.
Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas spokesman, called for a third intifada if Obama visits the contested religious site in Jerusalem’s Old City between Israelis and Muslims.
Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovich believes the warning will lead to violence flaring up in the region ahead of the president’s visit.
“The Palestinians have not said the final word yet and we expect that there will be attempts to take advantage of the upcomingevents, like the visit by Barack Obama, in order to continue the violence,” Aharonovich told Israel National News.
White House officials have said Obama doesn’t plan on visiting the Temple Mount during his trip.
Both Israelis and Muslims have claimed sovereignty over the Temple Mount since Israel liberated the site during the 1967 Six-Day War. Israel left the Waqf in charge of the compound.
Obama met with about 10 leaders of Arab American groups on Monday, encouraging the president to deliver a message of hope to the Palestinian people.
The message of hope that Obama should deliver would include admitting the creation of a Palestinian people and state is a lie, and that it is the Arab world that has the refugees in a chokehold, and once they shake off Hamas and rid the region of Hizballah and Fatah as well as the PA we will make a homeland for the refugees where it should have been all along; most of Jordan and part of S/W Syria.
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