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‘A Diplomatic Catastrophe’: Hamas Terror Group, Muslim Clerics Warn Barack Obama Against Visiting Temple Mount During Israel Visit

Hamas Leader Khaled Mashal

Hamas Leader Khaled Mashal

By Elhanan Miller, The Times of Israel – “Responding to unconfirmed rumors that US President Barack Obama intends to visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during his trip to Israel next month, the Hamas terror group and local clerics warned the American leader against the idea on Tuesday, calling it ‘a diplomatic catastrophe.’

A statement issued by Hamas called Obama’s potential visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located at the southern perimeter of the Mount, ‘an imminent danger which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem have never faced.’

Hamas stated that a visit by the American president to the contested site under the auspices of ‘the Zionist occupation’ would be more dangerous than the relocation of any country’s embassy to Jerusalem, considering the international preeminence of the United States.

The Temple Mount, revered by Jews as the site of the first and second temples and by Muslims as the point from which Muhammad ascended to heaven, is administered by the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, a trust that has governed the site since the 12th century.

Ekrima Sabri, who used to administer the Temple Mount as mufti of Jerusalem and currently heads the High Islamic Council in Jerusalem, told The Times of Israel that Obama would be allowed to visit the site only if he abided by three conditions.

According to a protocol drafted by the Waqf in 1967, official visitors may enter the Temple Mount through any of its 11 gates excluding the Mughrabi Gate, which is connected to the Western Wall plaza by a bridge.

‘The Israeli army stole the keys to that gate from the Islamic Waqf, so entry through that gate gives the impression that Israel has sovereignty over Al-Aqsa,’ Sabri said.

‘We insist on Muslim sovereignty over the Temple Mount,’ he said.” Read more.

  1. 02/26/2013 at 5:58 PM



  2. 02/26/2013 at 8:07 PM

    Just knowing that Obama’s pagan feet will tread upon GOD’s Holy Mountain is creepy! He had better hope that the ground doesn’t open up and swallow him and those two satanic structures, that presently defile the Temple Mount.
    End time events are happening at breakneck speed. I wonder if Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel, will result in the signing of the ‘covenant with death?’
    Some time ago I did an online search of Tisha b’ Av and Obama. Tisha b’ Av is the 9th of Av. It usually falls in August, a date that is lamented by the jewish people. Both Temples were destroyed on the 9th of Av. The Jews were expelled from Spain on that same date. There are more instances, but you get the idea. What I found out was interesting. Obama’s first public event, marking the very star of his political career occurred in Boston, on Tisha b’ Av. This date does not ever bode well for Israel. Keep a close watch until the Master of the house returns.


    • 02/26/2013 at 8:35 PM

      Yes, none of these things are a coincidence. And this story makes me think, of the line, ‘Me thinks the lady doth protest too much.’


      • 02/27/2013 at 6:57 PM

        I’m not quite sure what you mean; it’s been a very long day. So it’s probably me. I’m tired and running on empty.


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