Palestinian Authority wants the Western Wall because that’s where Mohammed parked his horse
Via Isaac, La Autoridad Palestina declara que el Muro de los Lamentos es propiedad musulmana The Palestinian Authority declares the Wailing Wall to be Muslim property (my translation):
La Oficina de Asuntos Religiosos de la Autoridad Palestina declara que el Muro Occidental, venerado por los judíos durante generaciones como la última estructura remanente del Segundo Templo Sagrado, es propiedad musulmana.
The Palestinian Authority’s Office of Religious Affairs has declared that the Western Wall, worshiped by generations of Jews as the last remaining structure of the Second Holy Temple, is Muslim property.
Full article in English: Palestinian Authority Claims Western Wall is Moslem Property (emphasis mine)
The Palestinian Authority’s official website, echoing the claims of its Religious Affairs office, also attempts to negate Jewish ownership of the Western Wall.
The PA office claims Moslem ownership of the Western Wall by referring to the wall on its website as the Al-Boraq Wall. According to Moselm legend, the wall is the place where Mohammed tied his horse, named Boraq, before ascending to heaven.
Moslem tradition holds that Mohammed rose to heaven from the Temple Mount, though that idea is not mentioned anywhere in the Koran, the central text of the Moslem faith.
Rabbi Chaim Richman, Director of the International Department of the of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem, said that the PA’s claims of Moslem ownership of the Western Wall has “far reaching implications” for Israel.
Richman said that the PA’s denial of the Jewish Temple’s existence “is part of a campaign to totally eradicate, erase, and destroy all Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and the land of Israel.
Joseph Farah puts this maneuvre in context:
Last weekend, the Palestinian Authority played its bakshish card in its continuing efforts to raise the stakes in demands on Israel for land concessions. The PA’s Office for Religious Affairs claimed the Western Wall – revered by Jews since A.D. 70 as the last structural remnant of the Second Temple.
You’ve seen the pictures of Jews worshipping at the Western Wall, sometimes called the “Wailing Wall.” You’ve seen the TV video streams of Jews sticking prayers scrawled on tiny pieces of paper into the cracks of the wall. For nearly 2,000 years, it has been considered along with the Temple Mount it supports the only truly holy site for Jews all over the world.
Now, the Arabs say it legitimately belongs to Muslims only. Bakshish.
This shouldn’t be surprising, given Muslims claim no Jewish temple ever stood upon the Temple Mount, despite overwhelming archaeological and historical evidence to the contrary.
So now the Western Wall, the most Jewish piece of real estate in the world, is on the negotiating table.
Therefore, today’s headline reads, Senior PA Chief Says: ‘No Jerusalem, No Peace’.
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