Al-Aqsa mosque at risk, warning on Israeli excavations

Israeli occupation forces stand near the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex on August 7, 2022, amidst Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. (Photo: AFP)
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OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM – The Al-Aqsa Board of Trustees, an independent human rights organization, has issued a warning about Israeli excavations that are posing an imminent threat to parts of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to the organizations, these excavations, carried out by the occupation forces, are jeopardizing the structural integrity of the mosque by tampering with its foundations.اضافة اعلان

According to Fakhri Abu Diab, a member of the committee and a researcher from Jerusalem, has shed light on the concerning situation. He pointed out that the current “fascist” occupation government is pursuing a perilous plan aimed at not only demolishing the historic Al-Aqsa Mosque but also constructing a disputed structure on its grounds, Jo24 reported.

Hindering efforts of Islamic endowments
Diab further elucidated that the occupation government is actively attempting to solidify its presence within the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque by imposing new, often contentious, changes on the ground. He emphasized that the  are deliberately hindering the efforts of Islamic endowments in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa, and they are obstructing restoration initiatives to prevent the exposure of the sensitive archaeological excavations taking place beneath the mosque.

Authorities are imposing stringent limitations
It is important to note that the occupation authorities are imposing stringent limitations on crucial repair and restoration work within the mosque. It is reported that they have prevented as many as 27 reconstruction projects from moving forward in various sections of the mosque.

These projects encompass essential repairs to water infrastructure, addressing issues on the mosque's surface, replacing its distinctive lead dome, and rectifying the mosque's flooring. All the while, these critical restoration projects are being impeded, excavations beneath the very foundations of Al-Aqsa Mosque persist, raising concerns about the mosque's structural stability and historical preservation.

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