DECLARATION OF WAR? Israel shuts down the al-Aqsa mosque

What a great opportunity to destroy this monstrosity once and for all and build the Third Temple.

RT  The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’ Both Jewish and Muslim worshipers will be prohibited from visiting the site “until further notice,” Israel’s public security minister said. Following the announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered “a significant hike” in the number of police forces patrolling Jerusalem, Naharnet daily reports.

The closure of Al-Aqsa, Islam’s third holiest site, followed the shooting of a right-wing Jewish activist, Yehuda Glick, on Wednesday. Glick had advocated for greater Jewish access to the Temple Mount UPDATE: Jerusalem Arab Killed in Police Shootout, Suspect in Glick Assassination Attempt

Palestinian authorities quickly responded to the move, saying it was a “dangerous and blatant challenge”that would lead to more tension and instability in an already volatile situation. This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation,” Abbas’ spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted him as saying.

SHOCKER NOT: Barack Hussein Obama sides with Palestinians, demands Israel re-open the mosque, calls for restraint: US demands Israel re-open Temple Mount