The Islamic Waqf’s jurisdiction over the Temple Mount is officially over and Israel will now work to reestablish Jewish sovereignty over the holy site, according to Knesset Member Ari Dichter.
“Israel is the sovereign on the Temple Mount, period. The fact that the Waqf became a sovereign on the Temple Mount ended last Friday,” declared Dichter, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and former head of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), on Israeli public radio, Israel National News reported.
“The question of our policy [at the Temple Mount] may not be clear to the Palestinians, but it is very clear to us… The Mount will remain under the control of the Israel Police.”
If Israel does indeed take back control of the Temple Mount, then the rebuildng of the Third Temple would not be far off The Mount has not been under lasting Jewish control for thousands of years. Devoted Jews have been praying for the rebuilding ofthe Third temple for the past two thousand years.
However, A Waqf statement released on Monday urged Muslims “to reject and boycott all the Israeli aggression measures, including changing the historical status quo including imposing the metal detectors.”
Furthermore, this just occurred on the Temple Mount: Just a few days after last Friday’s incident on the Temple Mount, Tuesday night’s clashes marked the third straight day that rioters engaged in violent tactics, with the agitators reportedly lobbing Molotov cocktails and rocks at Israeli police forces nearthe Lions Gate, which happens to be a main access point to the Temple Mount. It is being reported that at least 34 people were injured and almost half of them requiring hospitalization.
The Muslim worshipers are now protesting the Israeli government’s decision to install metal detectors at the entrances to the Mount, which is the holiest site in Judaism and a site holy to Islam.
Protest leaders, including top Palestinian officials, are stating that the metal detectors are part of an Israeli conspiracy to hamper Muslim worship at the Temple Mount.
Again, it is worth mentioning that this can escalate to a war. Somehere a peacemaker is awaiting to enforce a covenant of peace if this gets really out of hand. Daniel 9:27???