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
Hardline Israelis anger Palestinians by trying to reclaim prayer rights at Jerusalem's most famous holy site
The Jewish visitors knew within seconds that they had entered hostile territory. Scores of hooded Palestinian women, their faces covered, chanted a shrill chorus of Allah-u akbar (God is great) as wary policemen looked on. A police officer used a video camera to film one woman who, holding the hand of a toddler carrying a toy gun, protested the newcomers' arrival with particular vehemence. The scene of the confrontation was the Al Aqsa Mosque complex, the most sensitive - and hotly contested - religious shrine in Jerusalem's historic Old City, and known to Jews as the Temple Mount. Such scenes have become increasingly common in recent months as radical Jewish groups - often backed by Right-wing Israeli politicians - have entered the site trying to claim worship rights in the face of opposition from Muslims, who insist it is rightfully and exclusively theirs.
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Please God, Help Us Bring About Your Third Temple