Friday, October 29, 2004

TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: Yasser Arafat's failing (or at least poor) health has revived the controversy over his wish to be buried on the Temple mount.
Israel won't allow Arafat burial on Mount

"It will never happen," diplomatic officials said Thursday regarding the possibility that ailing Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat will ask to be buried on the Temple Mount.

"We are not dealing with this issue right now but one thing is for sure; Arafat will not be buried on the Temple Mount," the officials said.

Wakf officials, who oversee the holy Muslim sites on the Temple Mount, rejected Israel's right to decide on the matter.

"Nobody will tell us where to bury him and the final decision lies in the hands of the Palestinian people," Wakf director Adnan Husseini told The Jerusalem Post Thursday. ...

Read on. There is a real danger of the situation erupting into chaos when Arafat dies.

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