The Islamic-Christian Commission in Support of Jerusalem and the Holy Sites has warned that the Israeli occupation authorities are working to impose a false Jewish history in the occupied city, especially on the area known to Jews as the Temple Mount. The Commission called for a firm refutation of the fake history and warned of new Judaisation projects in the Umayyad palaces, the Magharba Gate and Silwan.
The Commission pointed out that the occupation authorities not only dig tunnels in the archaeological areas to search for relics of their temple in Jerusalem, but are also working to impose a Jewish history on these areas to prove Israel's rights in the Holy Land. Israeli excavations and claims about the existence of the remains of an entire Jewish city are plans brought into reality drafted by Jewish extremists. "The excavations under the Umayyad palaces to the south of Al-Aqsa Mosque now connect the bottom of Jerusalem's walls, behind the southern wall of the blessed mosque," noted the Commission in a press statement.
It added that the Israeli occupation, headed by the Jerusalem municipality and the Antiquities Authority, is preparing a large project targeting the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa. According to the plans, Israel will change the features of Al-Aqsa Mosque and impose a Jewish character on it, "in a preliminary step to achieve the goal of Judaising Al-Aqsa Mosque and establishing a Temple".
According to the Islamic-Christian group, the two regions of the Umayyad palaces and Silwan will remain an integral part of Occupied East Jerusalem. The Commission called on Israel "as an occupying power" to adhere to its obligations under international humanitarian law, which imply that it must preserve archaeological sites and refrain from making any changes to Jerusalem's historic landmarks.