An earthquake shook Israel at 12:37 PM Friday. The only damage reported in Israel was on the Temple Mount and near Shechem (Nablus).
The earthquake measured 5.3 on the Richter scale; its epicenter was located in northeastern Lebanon. Earlier last week an earthquake measuring 4.1 was felt in northern Israel, also originating from Lebanon, near its northern city of Tyre.
A large hole opened up on the Temple Mount during Friday's earthquake, which was soon covered by officials from the Wakf Islamic Authority that administers the mosques built atop Judaism’s holiest site.
The only other reported damage in the Holy Land was incurred between Palestinian Authority-controlled Shechem (Nablus) and Jenin, where an old home collapsed, blocking the main road to the village of Khufin. The village is not far from the site of the Biblical Joseph’s Tomb, which was set ablaze by Muslim vandals last week.
The My Right Word blog has the pictures. It's interesting that the PA is trying to blame Israel for the undermining, when they've been the ones undermining the Dome of the Rock for years while trying to remove all evidence of the Temples. I've been suspecting for years that sooner or later they'd accidentally bring the Dome down on themselves, and that naturally they'd blame Israel for it. Perhaps the Holy One is moving things along for us?