Our Prophet (saas) gave us the news that in the End Times, there would be chaos, conflicts, bloodshed, and tribulations (fitna) caused by Dajjalism in various regions of the world. He also related that Muslims would be subjected to various hardships in this difficult environment. One of the regions where our Prophet (saas) told that Dajjalism’s tribulation (fitna) would be effective is Palestine. The term “Bayt al-Maqdis” mentioned in the hadith means a place close to the Dome of the Rock, that is to say, the region of Palestine. Just as how our Prophet (saas) said, in our day Palestinian Muslims are under a great siege. They are tested by hunger, poverty and all sorts of suffering.
Na’im narrated from Ka’ab:
Dajjal BESIEGES THE BELIEVERS at “Bayt al-Maqdis” (the place close to the Dome of the Rock, the Palestine) AND SUCH A SEVERE HUNGER IS INFLICTED ON THEM (THE BELIEVERS) that they will be obliged to eat beams of the archs.
(Hadith classified by Jallaladdin As-Suyuti, The Portents of the Mahdi of the End Times, p.48)