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Destruction on Temple Mount – a new and old tragedy

We warned, we explained, we reminded the authorities, and we even went to the High Court of Justice. Yet the national disgrace continues, as the Wakf’s takeover of a 1400-year old structure at the Mercy Gate has allowed it to become a breeding ground for terrorism. Back in February 2019, the Muslim Religious Trust (Wakf) extended their control to an ... Read More »

Supreme Court Allows Muslims to Build Mosque on Temple Mount

“Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected a petition by the Regavim movement to prevent the construction of a mosque at the Gate of Mercy on the Temple Mount. The court claimed that they “don’t get involved” in these types of disputes unless it is regarding “extreme circumstances.” Read more HERE at Breaking Israel News. Read More »

2019 saw spike in Palestinian home demolitions by Israel

“The 2019 calendar year saw a spike in demolitions of Palestinian-owned structures and homes by Israeli security forces, according to figures released Tuesday by an Israeli rights group…the number of illegally built structures by Palestinians in Area C doubled in the past decade to over 60,000, according to figures from Regavim, a group that monitors illegal Palestinian construction.” Read more ... Read More »

Israeli Police Raid Mosque Built at Gate of Mercy on Temple Mount

“During Yom Kippur, the Jerusalem police entered a mosque that was illegally built at the Gate of Mercy on the Temple Mount and confiscated prayer rugs, curtains, and furniture. The move came following a bombshell expose by right-wing NGO Regavim who revealed to the High Court that the mosque at the Gate of Mercy is still up and running despite ... Read More »

Israel arrests five Palestinians at Temple Mount’s Mercy Gate over illegal mosque construction

“Israeli police have arrested five Palestinians and removed wooden separators from the Temple Mount’s Gate of Mercy building, reports the Palestinian Safa news service…Regavim, an Israeli NGO which deals with illegal Arab building and land issues, discovered – based on documentation of the Waqf’s activities at the site – that the purpose behind the construction was to build a mosque.” Read about ... Read More »

Regavim Warns Islamic Waqf Inaugurates New Mosque on Temple Mount

“Despite a prior announcement by Prime Minister Netanyahu that he had instructed the authorities to prevent the opening of a new mosque at the Temple Mount’s Mercy Gate (Sha’ar HaRahamim), the Regavim NGO reports the Jordanian Islamic Waqf on the Temple Mount has continued construction work at a feverish pace, causing irreparable damage to the ancient structure.” Read the full ... Read More »

Ancient Jewish burial tomb desecrated by Arab grave-robbers

“A final resting place was arranged in the Kfar Adumim cemetery, east of Jerusalem, for human remains that had been desecrated and scattered near the looted burial tombs of the Hasmonean Palace in Jericho. The Second Temple-era burial caves on the outskirts of Jericho, which until recently had been the resting place for Jewish residents of the palace, were looted ... Read More »

Khan al Ahmar: Who’s Testing Whom?

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Khan al Ahmar: Who’s Testing Whom? Take 2 minutes and learn why Khan al Ahmar is a crucial test – for Prime Minister and Defense Minister Netanyahu, for the State of Israel, for the Palestinian Authority, for the European Union – and for each and every one of us. Read More »