Published — Friday 8 February 2013
Last update 8 February 2013 1:05 am
Jerusalem: The Israeli government has been demolishing several historical buildings near Al-Masjid al-Aqsa. It was claimed that authorities plan to build a synagogue and a police station on the site.
The Israeli bulldozers began destroying the ancient building and archways on Wednesday morning, just a 50 meters away from the al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest sites of Islam.
The al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage, released a public statement expressing deep resentment against the Israeli act. According to the foundation’s statement the demolition struck at historic buildings in the Old City. The Israeli 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.