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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Powder keg on Temple Mount

Prophecy Sign:  The division of the Temple Mount

I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, "Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, with its worshipers. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months. Revelation 11:1-2 NIV

Powder keg on Temple Mount
The overlapping of Jewish and Muslim holidays this year, and the increased tensions felt between the two faiths have highlighted the already volatile atmosphere in the Temple Mount complex. As a site holy to billions of people around the globe the compound is one of the thorniest sticking points in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. To an outsider, a visit to the Temple Mount complex and the Al-Aqsa Mosque seem to reveal a delicate dance between two faiths and security forces, but a closer examination reveals a powder keg ready to explode and set the entire region ablaze. With Jews attempting to enter the complex, Muslim religious officials and worshipers fighting against their presence and scores of Christian tourists, it resembles a surreal action movie in the making.

Israeli police clash with Palestinian protesters at holy site
Israeli police say they have raided a Jerusalem holy site to thwart an attack by Palestinian rioters. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says police got a tip about a planned violent demonstration and entered the Temple Mount on Monday. Police found firebombs and rocks at the scene and chased the demonstrators toward the Al-Aqsa mosque, where they barricaded themselves inside. No one was injured in the brief clash. The hilltop compound is revered by Jews as the Temple Mount, where the two biblical Jewish temples stood. It is sacred to Muslims, who refer to it as the Haram as-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, marking the place where they believe the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. The site is the holiest in Judaism, the third holiest in Islam, and a frequent flashpoint for demonstrations.

Hundreds of Muslims protest at Temple Mount: We have a right to enter

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