The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage reports that Jewish groups have announced an ‘organizational structure’ for the alleged storming of Al Aqsa Mosque, on Thursday, to coincide with a Jewish holiday.According to Radio Bethlehem 2000, the organization said in a statement, on Wednesday, that the Jewish community will celebrate ‘Tu BâShevat’, tomorrow, by storming the mosque.
Tu BâShevat is one of religious events overlapping with the beginnings of the Jewish New Year.
In context, the statement said that the so-called ‘group structure’ is attempting to dissolve ‘myth structure’ in everyday life and social status of all Israelis, through the establishment of various events such as visits by bridal Jews and birthdays for children, with the aim of linking them to the legend of the temple.
He pointed out that these groups have been and still are always working heavily on planting temple legends in the minds of the Jews.
The statement stressed the need for solidarity in the Islamic and Arab world at the level of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to work harder to link this case with their lives and to provide information for all segments of the awareness of the Muslim community.
Editor’s note: Al Aqsa mosque is the third holiest site in Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is situated on the Temple Mount, along with the Dome of the Rock, also referred to as al-Haram ash-Sharif or ‘Noble Sanctuary,’ the place where the old temple is generally accepted to have stood.
Pro-Israeli advocates have gone so far as to suggest bombing the mosque, to Christians, in order to see a third temple built in conjunction with biblical prophecy. However, not all Christians believe that the imagery found in the book of Revelation refers to an actual temple, but is an allegory of spiritual significance.
‘I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.’
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)