Creating new perspectives since 2009

Arab League warns of dangerous results of Israel excavations in Jerusalem

July 2, 2019 at 11:26 am

Israeli workers conduct an excavation work the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, on 28 February 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Arab League yesterday warned of dangers consequences which may result from Israel’s excavations under the Old City of Jerusalem, Assabeel newspaper reported.

This warning came after the official opening of a tunnel running under Jerusalem’s village of Silwan towards Al-Aqsa Mosque. The tunnel is referred to by the Israeli occupation as the “Road of Pilgrims”.

Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and occupied Arab lands, Said Abu Ali, described the Israeli measures in Jerusalem as “racist” and a “violation” of all international resolutions, laws, covenant and conventions.

Abu Ali called for halting all “illegal excavations” in Jerusalem’s Old City which are against international standards.

He called for an immediate and responsible international action against the “racist” Israeli “violations” in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

READ: US envoys lend a hand as Israel digs down in east Jerusalem