"The eighth-century mosque, which is the third holiest site in Islam, has been the site of three consecutive days of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police. Palestinians fear that Israel is trying to gradually take control of the mosque compound, which Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims call the Noble Sanctuary.
The area is holy to Jews because they believe it was the site of two ancient temples. Muslims believe it is the site where the prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. Although there's been a ban on non-Muslim prayer at the compound for centuries, lately religious Jewish groups have made increased efforts to visit the area, always under heavy Israeli police protection.
Tensions have been especially high recently, after Israel's defense minister banned two Muslim groups from the site on September 8. Those Muslim groups -- the Murabitoun and the Murabitat -- say their mission is to protect the holy site from Jewish attempts to take it over.
"The Israelis are trying to establish a precedent by dividing Al-Aqsa Mosque compound into sections and time segments, so they can give Israeli settlers access to our mosque," Mourabitoun member Abdel Aziz al Abasi told Al Jazeera on Tuesday. "We will never agree to such plan because it is obvious that the Israelis are trying to take it over piecemeal."
The increasingly violent Israeli incursions at one the most revered holy sites for Muslims have accompanied the rise in recent years of so-called "Temple activism" groups.
These are organizations whose ultimate and clearly stated goal is the construction of a Jewish "Third Temple" to replace the currently existing structures that make up al-Aqsa mosque.
A 2013 report by the Israeli research organization Ir Amim noted that "the Jerusalem Municipality and other government ministries directly fund and support various activist organizations driven by the mission to rebuild the temple."
The Temple Institute, the leading extremist organization of its kind, has already formulated detailed blueprints for the new Jewish temple.
A leading figure in the Temple movement is Yehuda Glick, an American settler who was shot and injured by an unidentified gunman after he spoke last October at a conference titled "The Jewish people return to the Temple Mount."
Turkey has again strongly condemned Israeli forces for storming occupied east Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
"Any attempt at breach and occupation [by Israel] at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is playing with fire. Israel is playing with fire now," presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told a press conference in Ankara on Tuesday.
-- Palestinian youths and the Israeli police clashed again Tuesday at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and King Abdullah II of Jordan issued a rare warning to Israel that the fighting could weaken relations between the two countries.
Concerns are growing that the clashes over Jewish visits to the contested holy site, which began on the eve of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, could set off wider violence.
Meanwhile the Cover of the January Economist seems to foreshadow ominous economic developments in China.
FIRST COMMENT BY EDGAR- CATHOLIC PRIEST
The article talks about the upcoming WWIII. The global financial collapse leading into WWIII supposedly starts next week with the Pope's visit...
According to this recent Catholic prophecy, Divine Providence has determined the upcoming financial/economic crash to occur during the visit of Pope Francis to the US this September, 2015
No time to waste. Do not delay. Do not say, "Let us see if all of this happens as Our Lady has said". Is not my word firm? Do I not speak to prepare my children? Others might question but my children must believe.
The weeks ahead are very important. They are not to be wasted in idle speculation. In the coming days, I will tell you exactly what you need to know. These will be very special words. Set your wild imaginings aside and ponder my words.
First, you must walk very closely with me, much closer than you have ever been. These weeks are filled with my greatest favors, especially for those who understand and believe. Do not omit your rosary. In those moments I will come, meet you and give you light.
Second, the collapse will not come out of the blue. The signs of economic difficulties have already appeared. The experts study the trends and try to explain the causes. However, although the collapse will certainly be due to human causes, what will happen cannot be forecasted by human experts. Their minds do not see the extent to which the economic structures have been weakened nor can they predict the responses to the initial difficulties. All that you need to know is that an economic collapse will take place while the Holy Father is in the United States.
Third, I have deliberately brought him to these shores so that the events will be associated with his visit. This is my clear sign of the role of the Holy Father and of the Catholic Church in the reconstruction of society and of God's saving actions for the human race.
Fourth, this collapse and the presence of the Holy Father are only the beginning of the events. The collapse is Satan's action and the Holy Father's presence is my action. These actual events will show what I have been saying during these years of the locutions. The present world events are just the manifestations of the unseen battle being waged by Satan against the kingdom of Jesus. Because the world has lost faith in Jesus' kingdom, it cannot understand or explain what is going on. Even worse, the world aids and abets Satan and, by past decisions, has brought on this collapse.
Even when the events happen exactly as I have said, many will still not believe my words. However, millions of people (of all faiths) will begin to believe. The events will be like Cana of Galilee, the first of Jesus' signs which helped his disciples to believe in him. Such will be the events when the Holy Father is in America. I have deliberately brought the Holy Father to America so all the world will see my sign.
Note: the Wedding at Cana is found in the Gospel according to St John, Chapter 2, verses 1-12.
These prophecies are also available in audio here (starts at about 10 minutes):
Locutions to the World-Pgrm 22- 0908-0912 2015