Zionist Incursion into Al-Aqsa is a Bid to Destroy Palestinian History
On June 2, Zionists extremists from the ‘Third Temple Movement’ entered the Al-Aqsa compound with police protection. This is part of a larger movement to destroy symbols of Palestinian identity.
On June 2, hundreds of Zionists stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem. The action provoked protests throughout Palestine and the region. It was committed with full police protection on the so-called Jerusalem Day which celebrates the occupation of East Jerusalem by Israeli forces in the Arab-Israeli War of 1967.
Israeli police heavily repressed the protests by Palestinians and attacked them with rubber bullets and pepper spray. They also arrested several Palestinians and charged them with rioting.
The Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known as Haram al Sharif, is considered the third holiest place of Islam. It is managed by the Muslim Waqf organization as per an agreement signed between Israel and Jordan.
The Zionists who entered Al-Aqsa are part of the Third Temple Movement. The ‘movement’ is led by a set of extremist Jews who demand the demolition of Al-Aqsa and the rebuilding of the Temple. This movement is part of the Israeli policy to construct a historical narrative to justify the continued colonization and occupation of Palestinian land and historical monuments, as well as the genocide of Palestinian people. It promotes the Zionist narrative which posits Palestinians as intruders into the promised land of the Jews. This narrative implies the land did not belong to the Palestinians living there and hence, was ‘empty’ before Israel was founded in 1948. A key element of this revisionist process is the eradication of all existing symbols of Palestinian or Muslim presence.
A Christian Group Is Building a Movement That Could Destabilize Jerusalem’s Most Explosive Holy Site
Cry for Zion, an Israel-based organization started in 2014, is recruiting Christians worldwide as it campaigns for complete Israeli control where the Al-Aqsa mosque now stands.
Updated 02.10.19 4:04AM ET / Published 02.09.19 9:27PM ET
JERUSALEM—Christian Zionists were instrumental in Donald Trump’s lightning-rod decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the American embassy there, a move many imbued with spiritual meaning. Now, a Christian group aims to harness that same evangelical people power to alter radically the status quo at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the most bitterly contentious holy site in the Middle East.
Cry for Zion, an Israel-based organization started in 2014, is recruiting Christians worldwide in its campaign to push Israel to fully control the site, which is administered by a Muslim religious trust, the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf.
The group’s Change.org petition for “full sovereignty” for Jews, one of Cry for Zion’s several actions, has earned more than 8,760 signatures. Its YouTube presentation challenging Islam’s claim to the site has had more than 55,500 views.
The movement is small, but leaders say that they are making inroads with Christians who are predisposed to support Israel even if they have little awareness of what Cry for Zion executive director Doron Keidar claims is “the Israel issue of today.”
With slick graphics and a regular YouTube show called “Temple Mount Report,” the group hopes to broaden support for an issue traditionally championed by a narrow but influential segment of the Israeli right. And the consequences could be explosive.
The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, is a flashpoint for violence, where real or perceived changes to the status quo can prove deadly. The bloody Second Intifada was sparked when Ariel Sharon, then leader of the Israeli opposition in the Knesset, took a provocative walk on the platform in 2000. Between 2015 and 2016, tensions over Jewish and Muslim access to the site contributed to a wave of Palestinian attacks against Israelis which was met with a harsh Israeli military response. And in 2017, when Israel placed metal detectors at the entrance to the site after a Palestinian attack there, a mass protest ensued that spread to Jordan. (Israel eventually removed the security measures.)
Cry for Zion’s push for Israeli control over the Temple Mount contradicts the Israeli government position, which backs the Waqf’s authority there in order to avoid inflaming tensions with the Palestinians and also Jordan, which controls and funds the Waqf. But Cry for Zion aims to disrupt the current state of affairs, contending that Christians who believe in the Bible should act on God’s promise to the Jewish people, even if the Israeli government won’t.
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