[R]esponding to unconfirmed rumors that US President Barack Obama intends to visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during his trip to Israel next month, the Hamas terror group warned the American leader against the idea on Tuesday, calling it “a diplomatic catastrophe,” and local Muslim leaders set stiff conditions for a presidential tour there. A statement issued by Hamas called Obama’s potential visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located at the southern perimeter of the Mount, “an imminent danger which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem have never faced.”[More...]Oh my, danger!! Well, if he does go, which I doubt, I think he should go through the Mughrabi Gate to enter the Temple Mount
According to a protocol drafted by the Waqf in 1967, official visitors may enter the Temple Mount through any of its 11 gates excluding the Mughrabi Gate, which is connected to the Western Wall plaza by a bridge.'h/t @WyldDarkHeart
“The Israeli army stole the keys to that gate from the Islamic Waqf, so entry through that gate gives the impression that Israel has sovereignty over Al-Aqsa,” Sabri said. We insist on Muslim sovereignty over the Temple Mount,” he said. Israel took control of Jerusalem’s Old City, including the Temple Mount, in the 1967 Six Day War
Update: A propaganda tidbit tweeted from Hamas
Obama has gone from 'maybe visiting' to visiting and using the Mughrabi Gate to enter.
He explained that Obama plans to enter the Aqsa Mosque through Al-Maghariba Gate under the Israeli police protection without any coordination with the Islamic waqf authority, which is in charge of the Mosque, in order to support the Jews' temple allegations.
Hamas is itching for a 3rd Intifada, I swear.