The REAL Reason For The Violence in the Holy Land

The real reason isn’t because of Radical Muslims. The real reason is because Muslims are radical.
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At the heart of the Palestinian attacks on Israelis during the past few months is the false meme pushed by PA Chairman Abbas that the Jews want to take over, or at least pray at the Temple Mount. Forgetting for a moment that Muslim tradition says the Temple Mount is the site of the Jewish Temples to God, it has been the position of the Israeli government to maintain the status quo atop Mount Moriah;  the Muslim Waqf oversees the al-Aqsa Mosque compound/Temple Mount, Jews and Christians are allowed to go up and visit the site of the two temples, but they are not allowed to (God Forbid!) pray.

Over and over Abbas and other high ranking Muslims have claimed the Jews want to take over the mount and/or (God Forbid!) pray, precisely because it is an easy way to incite violence.  And it has been a card Abbas has been playing often.

In 2014 after weeks of incitement about the Temple Mount by the leadership of the Palestinian Authority, there was a wave of violence in Jerusalem cumulating in a terror attack where five rabbis were slaughtered in a Jerusalem Synagogue as they met for morning prayers.

Immediately after the attack Chairman Abbas toned it down for a bit, but soon returned to his insightful ways claiming that the Jews wanted to Judaicize  the Temple Mount. The truth is his claims have little to do with faith.

A major strategy of the Palestinians in their goal of ultimately taking over all of Israel is to deny Jewish and Christian ties to the land. They do this by de-legitimizing the Jewish connection to a holy site and/or destroying Jewish holy sites. That’s why they hold on to the Temple Mount, destroying artifacts. That is why they burned down Joseph’s Tomb and it is why they claim the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb. But it’s not only Jewish sites, the Palestinians have laid claim to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and in 2002 invaded and trashed Jesus’ birthplace in Bethlehem.

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