Is Israel losing Temple Mount war?
[*******#666666][FONT=Arial]Ynetnews special: Why is Israeli government covering up Muslim effort to erase any trace of Jewish history on Temple Mount? Archeology expert: Excavations barbaric, a crime[/FONT][/COLOR]
[/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Arial]Ira Pasternack couldn't believe his eyes. The tractor's huge blade was lifted high up and then brought down with great force, shattering the ancient floors on Temple Mount. The large clods of earth exposed by the work were cast aside by the mustachioed driver. Yet even an amateur archeologist could spot the priceless remnants of Jewish, Christian and Muslim history being cast away.
A few hours earlier, on a steaming July day in 2007, Pasternack was sent to Temple Mount in his role as an Israel Antiquities Authority inspector, in order to supervise excavation works at the holy site, which in the past boasted two Jewish Temples. This marked the first such project at the site since the 1967 Six-Day War, as the area's sensitivity could prompt a political and diplomatic flare-up, thereby discouraging any such work.
According to specific Antiquities Authority instructions, any digging at the site was not allowed to exceed 60 centimeters (roughly two feet) and was not to be undertaken using mechanical equipment. However, reports drafted by Pasternnack and other sources, exposed for the first time by Yedioth Ahronoth Friday, indicate that workers largely ignored the instructions.
Much of the work was done using a tractor, continued during the night with the help of a flashlight, reached deeper than the permit allowed for. Moreover, the clods of earth removed from the site, which apparently comprised valuable remnants from the two Jewish Temples, were thrown away to an improvised garbage dump by members of the Waqf (the administrative Muslim body in charge of Temple Mount.)
Archeology expert Dr. Gabai Barkai, a world-renowned expert on Temple era excavations, was shocked by the reported work: "How could one dig up such sensitive area at night? How could one dig using mechanical equipment? Every such move is a crime. This is first-rate barbarity."
An investigative report by Yedioth Ahronoth revealed the ongoing failure of various Israeli authorities in safeguarding the rare archeological treasures found on Temple Mount. Information elicited by the newspaper showed that the Waqf is consistently erasing any trace of Jewish history at the site.
Mideastern affairs expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar says these acts are undertaken in the framework of an Arab practice known as "erasing the signs," aimed at eliminating the remnants of any civilization that preceded Islam.
This is old news. Sad but old. The southern wall is still in danger of collapse due to wakqf activities in mining out ancient Jewish artefacts. Ethnic cleansing with Bibi on overwatch.
Some photos http://www.bibleplaces.com/templemountbulge.htm
As was said, old news..
Palestinians, muslims and leftists are first to complain about their civil rights.. Its time we take their advice to heart and allow people of all faiths to pray on the temple mount without fear of being lynched
What the Muslims believe they got it from Judaism and Christianity.
Unfortunately, some Muslims deny they was life before Islam as in the case with the Saudi's destroying whatever evidence of pre-Islamic history, the Taleban destruction of the Bamiyan Buddahs, and Maldives Islamic Fundamentalist destruction of non-Islamic historical artifacts in the museum.
"Burn them all. If it agrees with Qur'an it is superfluous and if it disagrees with Qur'an it is heretical."
Originally Posted by Ordie