The Mosque is an exclusive Islamic site - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Abu Firas Al Qudsi
    • 15.10.09 | 10:40 (IST)

    Jews have no right anywhere in the Mosque Compound which has been exclusively Islamic for 1500 years. Upon his arrival in the city in 638, Caliph Omar found a rubbsih dump on the site and was so horrified by what he saw, he ordered that a mosque should be built on the same spot where Prophet Muhammad had only less than a decade ago completed his Night Journey from Mecca to Beit Al Maqdes (Jerusalem). From that date until the 1920's, no one has ever spoke of a temple or the site being a Jewish holy place. It was not until after the British Mandate of Palestine in 1918 that Jews started demanding access to the Western Wall of the Mosque compound, therefore any alleged Jewish connection with the site is highly dubious and can only be considered as politically motivated and had nothing to do with religion.

    from the article: Share the Temple Mount
    First published 03:11 15.10.09 | Last updated 08:41 15.10.09
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