Prophecy Sign: Middle-East war over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount
Could the current fight over the status of the Temple Mount be the event that sparks another Israel/Arab war, (perhaps the Psalm 83 battle)? It seems very likely that there will be another major Middle-East war which will set the stage for the implementation of the Antichrist brokered false seven peace covenant which will also allow for the construction of the third Jewish Temple.
It's hard to foresee any other series of events that would allow for both a Middle-East peace agreement and a Jewish Temple being built on the Temple mount, (alongside the current Muslim shrines), given the vitriolic hatred of the Muslim/Arabs towards the Jews.
I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. Zechariah 14:2 NIV
Jerusalem holy site closure 'declaration of war' - Abbas
A spokesman for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site as a "declaration of war". The move came amid tension and violence after the shooting of a Jewish activist. Israel's PM urged calm, saying Mr Abbas was stoking unrest. The holy site will reopen on Friday, Israel's economy minister says. Yehuda Glick, a campaigner for greater Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif, was wounded. Israeli police later killed a Palestinian suspected of shooting him. Moataz Hejazi, 32, was shot after opening fire when police surrounded his home. Rabbi Glick is a well-known US-born campaigner for the right of Jews to pray at the site, which is currently prohibited.
Abbas's Fatah Calls for 'Day of Rage' Terrorism
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, held by some as a "moderate" alternative to Hamas, has called for a "day of rage" on Friday through the official PA news source Wafa. "Fatah calls to its fighters and to the masses of the Palestinian people to aid the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem," said Fatah in the statement which was translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). In fact, Fatah's proclamation of terror targeted not only the capital but also terrorists "throughout the homeland and in countries which are home to refugees, to express the Palestinian people's opposition to any attack on the holy places and foremost among them the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Abbas Calls to Stop Jews Visiting Temple Mount Using 'All Means'
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday encouraged Islamists to continue efforts aimed at preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, calling on Palestinian Arabs to prevent "settlers" from entering the site using "all means" necessary. His comments came days after Israeli police once again clashed with Muslim extremists protesters violently demonstrating against Jews visiting the Temple Mount, which is Judaism's holiest site and also the location of the Islamic Al Aqsa complex.
Jordan Accuses Israel of 'State Terrorism' over Temple Mount Ban
Jordan on Thursday accused Israel of "state terrorism" after it closed Jerusalem's Temple Mount to Muslim and Jewish visitors alike, following the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish rights activist. Israel said its closure of the site - the holiest in Judaism and also home to the Al Aqsa mosque compound - was temporary and aimed at calming tempers as tensions continue to simmer after the prime suspect in the shooting of Rabbi Yehuda Glick died in a shootout with police.Jordan's Islamic affairs minister, Hayel Daoud, denounced the Jewish state for "closing the gates of Al-Aqsa mosque and preventing the faithful from entering", state news agency Petra reported.