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Israel to allocate $50m to explore foundations of alleged Temple

Israeli Cultural Minister Miri Regev [Miri Regev/Facebook]

Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev has suggested the government allocate 250 million shekels ($50 million) for excavation works to explore the foundations of the alleged Jewish Temple beneath Islam’s sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth revealed yesterday.

The excavation works are to be carried out beneath, near and around Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem’s Old City.

Member of the Joint List in the Israeli Knesset Talab Abu-Arar said: “These works serve the Western agenda, as well as extremist Jewish organisations.”

Abu-Arar said that the works “are the most dangerous,” noting they “were secret in the past.”

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He called for efforts to confront Israel’s Judaisation policies because “Al-Aqsa Mosque is in real danger”.

It is expected that the government, which has met inside one of the excavated tunnels beneath Al-Aqsa Mosque and decided to prepare a plan for extra excavation works, would approve the funds.

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