Jerusalem, Agencies - Zionist Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel, a senior member of Israel's colonial government, has called for the rebuilding of the what he called (Third Temple) to replace al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
“The first Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE, the second Temple in 70 CE, and ever since the Jews have been mourning its loss,” he claimed. “Now that Israel has once again become a Jewish sovereign state, there have been occasional calls to rebuild the Temple,” he added.
It is known that al-Aqsa Mosque (E: the Farthest Mosque) is considered the third-holiest site in Islam and the oldest name for the compound of Islamic religious buildings in Jerusalem that includes al-Aqsa congregation mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The term Al-Aqsa Mosque was coined in the Quran: Al-Aqsa Mosque is sacred because the first of the two Qiblas. In Islamic tradition, Al-Aqsa is said to be the second Masjid. The mosque is also the third of the two holy Sanctuaries.