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-Hamas Threatens to ‘Declare War’ if President Obama Visits the Temple Mount?

by Dr. D ~ March 13th, 2013

Temple Mount and Western Wall during Shabbat

                                       (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The radical Palestinian group running Gaza is threatening to ‘declare war’ upon the United States if President Obama dares to visit the Temple Mount on his upcoming trip to Israel? Really?

From Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog:

…   Now Hamas is threatening to declare war on the U.S. if President Obama dares visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on his upcoming trip.

How exactly is Israel supposed to make peace with the PA in this environment?

“Hamas is warning that if President Obama visits the Temple Mount it would be a ‘declaration of war’ against the Islamic world,” reports AP and CBS News. “Israel National News reports the terror group made the threat during a protest march at the religious site following riots on Friday.”

“Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas spokesman, called for a third intifada if Obama visits the contested religious site in Jerusalem’s Old City between Israelis and Muslims,” AP notes. “Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovich believes the warning will lead to violence flaring up in the region ahead of the president’s visit. …

White House officials have said Obama “doesn’t plan on visiting the Temple Mount during his trip.”

Response: After 5 years in office President Obama is finally going to visit Israel for the first time and already controversy is being dialed up. President Obama has shown himself to be the least favorable American leader towards Israel ever and one who is putting continual pressure upon the Israelis to make peace and concessions with the Palestinians. You would think that Hamas would be glad to see him come but you would be wrong?

At least with this unfortunate threat President Obama may be getting some kind of clue of how difficult it may be to deal with these Muslim radicals.            *Top

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