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Israeli anger over holy site work August 28, 2007

Posted by infidelkafirwatch in Uncategorized.
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What goes around comes around.  Not so long ago Palestinians were also angry over Israeli digging around the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Palestinian side.  But the media and the world turned to ignore the Palestinian protests, but today it seems Israelis are getting a taste of their own medicine:

By Martin Asser

A group of Israeli archaeologists is protesting about fresh excavations at Jerusalem’s holiest religious shrine, saying it threatens priceless relics.

Muslim authorities at al-Aqsa mosque, also venerated by Jews as the Temple Mount, are digging a 150-metre trench for water pipes and electricity cables.

Israeli critics say the work is causing irreparable damage, indiscriminately piling up earth and carved stones.

Mosque officials insist it is urgent infrastructure work doing no damage.

The Aqsa Mosque/Temple Mount compound is the Middle East’s most sensitive disputed religious site.

Competing claims have been a catalyst for violence in the recent past and determining its fate lies at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

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