Israel plans new Zionist temple at al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel plans new Zionist temple at al-Aqsa Mosque
Sat Apr 12, 2014 16:00:14

Israeli regime authorities have reportedly revealed the model of a Zionist temple for potential erection near the al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Palestinian activists say the model of the so-called third “Jewish temple” has a big hall and can accommodate hundreds of visitors each day.

Israeli authorities hope the project could attract tens of thousands of local and foreign tourists every year.

The al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and heritage insists that the plan is a direct threat to the mosque.

The organization argues that the project is aimed at building enough support to build the Zionist compound on al-Aqsa site as part of a persisting plot by the Tel Aviv regime to Judaize the Muslim holy site.

Palestinian groups have already warned of large-scale Israeli excavations near al-Aqsa’s southern gate.

On February 25, the Israeli parliament, Knesset, discussed a plan to annex al-Aqsa Mosque Compound.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has condemned the debate as a “dangerous escalation,” calling it part of Israel’s goal to “Judaize Jerusalem.”

Palestinians have also warned against Israeli plans to impose “sovereignty” on the al-Aqsa Mosque.

The al-Aqsa compound, which lies in the Israeli-occupied Old City of al-Quds, is a flashpoint. The compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, is the holiest site in Judaism. It is Islam’s third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

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