Hamas: "The Third Temple is on the Way"

Sheikh Ra´ed Salah, Arab mayor the Israeli-Arab town of Um-el Fahem, is cited in support of the Arab contention that Israel wishes to build the Third Temple, although Salah himself provided no evidence for the claim.

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Writing on the wall: Death to Jews
Writing on the wall: Death to Jews
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A Hamas terrorist organization communique released this week repeated a common Arab theme this week when it wrote that "Zionist premier Ariel Sharon is expected to hold a special discussion with two of his ministers ... on the establishment of the alleged Jewish temple in the Aqsa Mosque." The article, however, does not support the claim, explaining only that Israel wishes to ensure the right of Jews to pray on the Mount. Sheikh Ra'ed Salah, Arab mayor the Israeli-Arab town of Um-el Fahem, is cited in support of the Arab contention that Israel wishes to build the Third Temple, although Salah himself provided no evidence for the claim. According to Hamas, Salah said that the present atmosphere "[has] laid fertile ground for attacks against the Aqsa Mosque. [Salah] warned that the Mosque [is] facing the most dangerous plot in its history." Arutz-7's Ron Meir notes that although the article also refers to an Israeli demand for "strict measures to ban Arab maintenance of Aqsa buildings," the actual concern of the Sharon government is the Waqf's near decimation of ancient Jewish archeological treasures beneath the Mount. "For obvious political reasons, the PLO-controlled Waqf wishes to negate the Jewish tie and religious rights to the Temple Mount," said Meir this week. "A central element of this approach is the eradication of Temple-era mosaics and religiously-significant artifacts. But in order to fend off legal sanctions against its illegal activities, the Waqf - through one of its mouthpieces, the Hamas, is claiming that Israel is standing in the way of the maintenance of the Al-Aqsa mosque..."