Israeli settlers have stormed repeatedly Al-Aqsa Mosque compound over the last two days, and on Thursday even climbed the Dome of the Rock Mosque. The settlers were led by the radical Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who is the former head of the Temple Institute. He was accompanied by a journalist on Thursday who carried a camera to document the attack, while settlers reportedly engaged in verbal altercations with angry Muslim worshipers defending the mosque. Witnesses reported that Rabbi Glick returned to storm the Al-Aqsa Mosque twice on Friday, joined by groups of Jewish settlers whom he lectured to about the alleged Temple.
Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e. the Farthest Mosque) is considered to be the third-holiest site in Islam and bears the oldest name for the compound of Islamic religious buildings in Jerusalem, which includes al-Aqsa congregation mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Extremist Israeli Minister Calls For Building Of Third Temple
Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction, Uri Ariel, of the “Jewish Home” fundamentalist party, a senior member of Israel’s settler-led government, has called for the “rebuilding” of what he calls the “Third Temple”, to replace al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Al Ray Palestinian News Agency has reported.
“The first Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE, the second Temple in 70 CE, and ever since the Jews have been mourning its loss,” he claims. “Now that Israel has once again become a Jewish sovereign state, there have been occasional calls to rebuild the Temple,” he added.
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