PA media calls Jewish mourning period 'dangerous Judaization season'

Citing “the destruction of the alleged temple” the Palestinian daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida warns of Jewish “invasion” to Temple Mount.

July 24, 2019 23:06
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Orthodox Jews on the Temple Mount

Orthodox Jews on the Temple Mount. (photo credit: MENACHEM SHLOMO)

Palestinian Authority official daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida described the season following the Jewish fast day of the 17th of Tammuz as “the most dangerous season of Judaization,” Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported in a Wednesday press release. 

Judaism marks the three weeks from the 17th of Tammuz until the 9th of Av as a mourning period. On the 17th of Tammuz, 69 CE, the Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem in their eventual destruction of the Second Temple on the 9th of Av. The First Temple was destroyed by the Babylonian also on the 9th of Av, in the year 587 BCE.

Calling the destruction of the Temples “alleged,” the daily warned of Jews visiting holy sites in Jerusalem.

Likewise, in a recent song aired in the official Palestinian Authority Radio station, Tunisian singer Saber Rebai calls on the Arab armies to come and fight the “Zionist” who “defied mosques and churches.”

“Haifa, Ramallah, Gaza and occupied Jerusalem call to you,” the singer goes on to say.

Nazi collaborator and war criminal Amin al-Hussein, one of the early figures of Palestinian nationalism, believed that the Temple of Solomon and the Temple of Ezra and Nehemia did exist, yet as a religious Muslim he believed the divine mandate was given to the new, Muslim nation.

In recent years, PMW reported, the official Palestinian Authority opinion changed and the existence of a Jewish site of worship on Temple Mount is now denied, despite irrefutable historical and archaeological evidence, including the Arch of Titus in Rome, which depicts the Roman destruction of the Temple.

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