Israeli Culture Minister MiriÂ Regev has suggested the government allocate 250 million shekels ($50 million) for excavation works to explore the foundations of the alleged Jewish Temple beneath Islamâ€™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 Jerusalemâ€™s Old City.
Member of the Joint List in the Israeli Knesset Talab Abu-Arar said: â€śThese works serve the Western agenda, as well as extremist Jewish organisations.â€ť
Abu-Arar said that the works â€śare the most dangerous,â€ť noting they â€śwere secret in the past.â€ť
He called for efforts to confront Israelâ€™s Judaisation policies because â€śAl-Aqsa Mosque is in real dangerâ€ť.
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.