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 Islamâs 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 Jerusalemâs Old City.
Member of the Joint List in the Israeli Knesset Talab Abu-Arar said: âThese works serve the Western agenda, as well as extremist Jewish organisations.â
Abu-Arar said that the works âare the most dangerous,â noting they âwere secret in the past.â
He called for efforts to confront Israelâs Judaisation policies because âAl-Aqsa Mosque is in real dangerâ.
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.