October 27 - Grand mufti: There was never a Jewish Temple on Temple Mount
Article: Israel And The Last Days
Strong criticism was leveled on Monday at Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, who claimed on Sunday that a Jewish Temple never existed on the Temple Mount.
Asked in a interview with Channel 2 if he accepts that the Jewish Temple existed at the site, the mufti said “the Aksa Mosque was an Islamic mosque since the world was created.” He added, “It was never anything other than a mosque.”
The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism and is believed to have been the location of the First and Second Temples of antiquity. It is also a holy site in Islam, where al-Aksa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock shrine are located.