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."
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.