Almost 1,000 Jews visit Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av; some pray, wave Israel flag
About 10 detained by police, removed from flashpoint Jerusalem holy site; 2 Muslims also reportedly detained for chanting derogatory slogans
Nearly 1,000 Jews visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Thursday morning to mark the fast day of Tisha B’Av, which mourns the destruction of the two Jewish Temples that stood at the holy site.
About 10 of them were detained by police and taken out of the compound after praying in defiance of the rules at the site.
The contested compound today houses the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and Jews are forbidden from praying there and face a host of other restrictions within the compound.
Located in the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City, the compound is revered by both Jews and Muslims, who call it Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary. Large numbers of Palestinians often gather at the site, especially for Friday prayers, and it has long been a flashpoint between Israelis and Palestinians.
Some 800 Jews entered the Temple Mount Thursday morning, with police breaking them up into groups of 20, which were admitted every several minutes.
Sources : Times News of Israel
Brother Branham Quotes on Third Temple
THE NEW JERUSALEM IS A LITERAL CITY~~~Quotes: “The City is not a cube. It is a Mountain. And the width by the breadth by the height, are equal, see; fifteen hundred miles this way, fifteen hundred miles that way, fifteen hundred miles all the way around; and fifteen hundred miles high. So it’s just a great Mountain, like the pyramid, and the City is on the Mountain. Glory! There you are, there is the paradises of God, the Light of the world, that perfect Kingdom.
Not the seventh day; the Eternal one! See? Not the Millennium; the New Earth! See?Well, you turn over into the Book of Revelation, you can see how he measured it by the cubits and by the furlongs. So now we find out that the City is measured, “fifteen hundred miles” square.You know how far that would reach? I measured it off, this week. It would reach from Maine to Florida, and from the eastern seaboard to six hundred miles apast, west of the Mississippi. In other words, half of the United States, just for the City.You say, “There ain’t no room.
”When the sea is gone there will be, ’cause pretty near four fifths of it’s in water. That right? The explosion dries up the sea, erupts the earth. Oh, my! Remember, fifteen hundred miles square, what a City! And, but, remember, the sea is gone.“And the breadth and the height are the same.” That would make it fifteen hundred miles this way, fifteen hundred miles that way; fifteen hundred miles; the length by the breadth by the height. Fifteen hundred miles, think of it, transparent gold.
And the City had a wall around it.It said, “And the walls and the foundation were equal,” that doesn’t necessary mean that it’s a cube or square. There is another geographical measure, that the dimensions are the same, that is, a pyramid. Foursquare, “lieth foursquare,” and the walls were the same.Let me draw it. [Brother Branham draws illustrations on the blackboard—Ed.]
See: length, breadth, height. We’re going to get into something, as sure as the world. See? Notice, the dimensions of this angle is exactly the same, all of them, length by the—by the height. There is another measure, the pyramid, that proves it.”
~64-0802 – The Future Home Of The Heavenly Bridegroom And The Earthly Bride Rev. William Marrion Branham
~And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.