Hamas is threatening the U.S president – The Won that has visited Palestine during his presidency…but not Israel. A visit from The Won to the Temple Mount will be considered a declaration of war on the Islamic world, but he’s not visiting the sacred site. WND says the threats won the day. Tsk Tsk. The visit scheduled for three days beginning March 20th, 2013 includes a visit to Ramallah for talks with Palestinian officials and with Jordan’s King Abdullah.
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Hamas is warning that if President Obama visits the Temple Mount it would be a “declaration of war” against the Islamic world.
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.
Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovich believes the warning will lead to violence flaring up in the region ahead of the president’s visit.
“The Palestinians have not said the final word yet and we expect that there will be attempts to take advantage of the upcomingevents, like the visit by Barack Obama, in order to continue the violence,” Aharonovich told Israel National News.
Carl at IsraelMatzav mentions the unfortunate timing of this visit which will end two days before Passover begins, with orthodox Jews not protesting Obama, as they might, were the Passover preparations not requiring their time.
Obama met with Arab-American leaders pre-trip and a White House statement said Obama will continue “building” toward “a truly independent Palestinian state.”
The Temple Mount is the most holy of all sites for Jews, the third holiest for Islam. Read of more Hamas rage over killing babies here.