Police opened an investigation into a fire that caused severe damage to the Tomb of Benjamin in Kfar Saba on Friday evening.
“Police officers are conducting on-site searches alongside collecting forensic findings and are summoning a fire investigator,” a police statement said.
Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, noted that the Temple stood inside the land designated to the Tribe of Benjamin.
“The Third Temple is prophesied to stand on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem,” Rabbi Berger said. “This is inevitable, but all of the forces in the world that don’t want the prophecies to manifest are fighting with all of their might against these prophecies. The Arabs are fighting for the Temple, and the Israeli government has traditionally sided with them, from Moshe Dayan in 1967, who turned it over to Jordan, until Naftali Bennett, who aligned with the Islamic Movement. Even so, the nation of Israel is returning to the Temple Mount in force. The Arabs have no chance in the face of the unified Jewish nation. They know this, so they are attacking the Temple in an oblique manner by attacking Benjamin.”
“But what they are not taking into account is the blessing of Benjamin,” Rabbi Berger said.
Binyamin is a ravenous wolf; In the morning, he consumes the foe, And in the evening, he divides the spoil.” Genesis 49:27
“This is not the power they want to awaken,” Rabbi Berger said.
Though not named in the Koran, Benjamin is referred to as a righteous young child, who remained with Jacob when the older brothers plotted against Joseph. The tomb is called by the Arabs “Neby Yamin.” The site is a few yards away from a Muslim shrine known as the Tomb of Nabi Sawarka. The Tomb, and some of the ruins around it, are from the Mameluke period (14th century CE). A hostel (Khan) nearby has a stone plate with the date 1312. This location used to be located on the main road from North of Israel and Syria to the south and Egypt.