It’s New Settlements Stupid

The Journal of Turkish Weekly has published a quickly spreading “news item”:

image Al-Aqsa Mosque

Collapse near western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque

(AA) – An area collapsed near the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem late Tuesday.

According to an eyewitness, the collapse happened near the Bab as Silsila, on the western part of the mosque.

It is the second collapse near the western wall within 5 years, Cum’a Usayle, an eyewitness said.

Usayle told AA, “The collapse has caused a deep hole there. It is dangerous for the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It poses danger especially for children and women.”

No security precautions around the area have been taken by Israeli officials so far. There is also no statement about the event.

Al-Aqsa Foundation and Cultural Heritage Organization accused Israel of paving the way for demolishing the Al-Aqsa Mosque by building new settlements and digging dozens of tunnels.

Assuming any of this were true, “a deep hole there” is caused by “building new settlements,” is worthy of an It’s the Settlements Stupid Award.

What this could be “paving the way for” is more violence.

And that not only “poses danger especially for children and women,” but just about everyone.

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  • anneinpt

    May the whole thing fall down speedily in our days Amen. Maybe, this being the month of Elul, we can help the collapse on its way by marching around its walls 7 times while blowing the shofar.

    Well, it worked for Joshua…

  • walt kovacs

    of course, the filthy muzzies wont take responsibilty for the way they have not kept the area up and continue to excavate to try and remove all signs that jews ever existed on the mount

    but hashem has His ways, and hopefully a giant sinkhole will appear and swallow up the filthy mosque

    let the arabs go nuts…who cares

  • Dafna Yee

    I don’t care if the whole mosque falls down ( in fact I wish it would) except I’m worried about Arab attacks on “settlers” or even using this to start a third intifada

  • Joe Yudin

    Actually, Israeli archaeologists and engineers have been warning the world about this for years, ever since the Palestinian religous authority, the Wagf, started digging an underground mosque beneath the Al Aqsa Mosque in the 1990’s and dumping all of the dirt and Jewish antiquities in the valley below. The south wall and the eastern wall of the Temple Mount near the mosque have started to crack and bulge. Its only a matter of time before the whole thing collapses. Of course, the Jews will be blamed…

  • BigHabsFan

    Has anyone seen a picture of this “hole”? Show me the money or STFU arab media

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