Jerusalem’s Mufti Says Temple Mount Was Never Site of Jewish Temple
Jerusalem’s grand mufti, the Muslim cleric who is in charge of Jerusalem’s Islamic holy sites, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday said that the Temple Mount never held a Jewish Temple, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. He continued to say that the flashpoint site had been home to a mosque “since the creation of the world.”
The flashpoint compound, which is considered sacred to both Islam and Judaism, is located in the southeastern corner of the Old City in East Jerusalem. Muslims call it Al-Haram al-Sharif (the Noble Sanctuary) while Jews revere it as the Temple Mount which housed the First and Second Temples.
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