07 September 2015

War in Days?

23 Elul 5775

Today marks fourteen years since the 9/11 attack which, in my opinion, was the opening shot of World War III. From NYC to Afghanistan and Iraq, to Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen, it has spread across the Middle East. Is it all about to come home now?

A bulletin from PMW (Palestinian Media Watch):
Abbas’ PA and Fatah endorse continued conflict at the Temple Mount
Abbas to university students: “We will continue to stand firm and carry out Ribat in Jerusalem and its surroundings until Judgement Day” [Fatah Twitter account and Syrian Fatah Facebook page, Aug. 17, 2015]
...Last week, on the anniversary of an arson attack in the Al-Aqsa Mosque by a deranged Australian Christian in 1969 that the PA adamantly accuses Israel of planning, Fatah spokesman in Jerusalem Raafat Alayan urged Palestinians to continue carrying out Ribat “regardless of the cost”:

“Our resolute people will continue to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in its homeland, and to protect the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] until Judgement Day, regardless of the cost.”  [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 22, 2015]
What was hailed last week as a blow for Jewish rights on Har Habayit when forty Muslim women were banned from 'Al Aqsa' will surely become another source of incitement in the days ahead.

Then there's the Dura fire that resulted in the death of a child followed by his father days later and now the mother today. And police still haven't solved the crime.

So the kindling has been laid, is this the event that is going to spark the fire???
Abbas set to annul Oslo accords, declare Palestine a state under occupation
The fog created by the ostensibly impending resignation of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas appeared to clear Monday, as details emerged indicating that the resignation threats were no more than a diversion ahead of a dramatic move planned by the Palestinians: declaring Palestine a state under occupation and reneging on their obligations as detailed in the Oslo Accords.
The move was apparently decided on several months ago by Saeb Erekat, the acting head of the Palestinian negotiating team and the secretary general of the PLO’s executive committee, who was the man behind a document setting out the Palestinians’ diplomatic moves against Israel during the month of September.
Note how this has been planned for "months". Will another war in the Middle East - a war in Jerusalem - be the central pillar of the Pope's planned appeal to the world to end religious strife and bloodshed by abandoning sectarian religion altogether and coming together as one under a banner of 'Abrahamic' spirituality? If so, could it only be days away?