"Israel" Demolishes Historic Islamic Sites In Al-Quds, Its Navy Roams Al-Aqsa
Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage issued a press release, on Monday, revealing that "Israeli" in Occupied al-Quds.
The Foundation uncovered that the so-called "Israel's" Archeological Authority has been destroying and burying ancient Islamic sites over the last five years during excavations in Al-Boraq area, 100 meters west of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The area is part of the Al-Magharba neighborhood that was demolished by "Israel" on June 11, 1967, after "Israel" occupied the West Bank and East of al-Quds.
It said that "the occupation is demolishing ancient sites, Islamic historic sites and structures, and claiming that it found Archeological Jewish sites underneath", and added that "Israel is planning to build a huge Jewish Center, including five underground floors".
"The excavations were conducted in Ash-Sharaf neighborhood, that was taken over in 1967, and most of its ancient Arabic and Islamic buildings were demolished before Islamic constructed the Jewish Neighborhood", the Foundation said.
It further noted that ""Israel" also demolished ancient Islamic archeological sites, residencies and public structures, including a mosque and the Al-Afdaliyya School".
The demolished structures were built in the later stages of the Omayyad era, and during the Abbasid era, the Mamlooky era, the Ayyoubi era, and the Ottoman era.
‘"Israel" is trying to void the Islamic culture, history and archeology, that extended for 1400 year", the Foundation said, "Israel is trying to void an Arabic history that dates back to thousands of years, during the Canaanite and Yabousy eras".
The Foundation stated that what "Israel" is doing is a "massacre targeting the Arab and Islamic history and culture in occupied al-Quds, especially in the area adjacent to the al-Aqsa Mosque."
It strongly denounced the silence of Arab and International institutions that are failing to intervene in stopping the "Israeli" violations against the Arab and Islamic archeological sites in al-Quds.
Meanwhile, "Israeli" occupation police admitted that "57 members of its navy and a member of the Knesset took a tour in al-Aqsa mosque's yards."
The head of the Islamic Awqaf department in al-Quds, Azzam al-Khatib, said "the soldiers spread out in the mosques' yards and roamed around while in their military uniform."
"These tours are always repeated, as groups from the different "Israeli" forces and settlers enter the mosque and do provocative tours inside its yards," al-Khatib explained.
Source: News agencies, Edited by moqawama.org