Al-Quds (Jerusalem), 26 Rabiul Awwal 1434/7 February 2013 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation authorities demolished Wednesday ancient Islamic structures in the plaza of the Western Wall in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem just meters away from Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, according to al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage.
It said in a statement that the demolition touched historic buildings in the Old City, according to Palestinian news agency, Wafa reports monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Thursday.
The Israeli occupation authorities plan to build a synagogue, a reception hall, an advanced surveillance and police station, a museum, several restrooms, and a new entrance which leads to the tunnels west of the Old City Wall, said the Foundation.
An Israeli MK sullies al-Aqsa Mosque
Meanwhile, MK Moshe Feiglin, from the Likud Beiteinu party, stormed Al Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday at 1:30 pm, guarded by the occupation forces, Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage reported.
Al-Aqsa mosque witnessed a state of alert by the occupation forces, while hundreds of Muslim worshipers, Jerusalemites, residents of 1948-occupied territories and students gathered in al-Aqsa mosque Squares expressing their anger and rejection of such raids.
Meanwhile, the Israeli forces arrested five of Jerusalemite female students; three of whom were arrested in the morning while the other two were arrested in the afternoon.
According to the Foundation for Maintenance of Aqsa and the Holy Sites groups of the settlers and Israeli female soldiers, in their military uniforms, have also stormed al-Aqsa mosque today and toured in different parts of it.
Al-Aqsa Foundation warned in its statement from the repercussions of such raids, and called on the Arab summit held today to take firm positions and decisions that protect Al-Aqsa Mosque and the occupied city of Jerusalem. (T/P-02/E1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)