Occupation Bulldozers Demolish Ancient Islamic Facades in Jerusalem
The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowments and Heritage said that the Occupation bulldozers continue, for the second day, their demolition of the facades and arches of a historic building on the North side of Buraq Square, about 50 meters from al-Aqsa Mosque by the Western Wall. The Foundation reported that most of the demolition is now complete.
The Foundation added in a statement that the Occupation is planning to build a new complex known as “Strauss” for numerous purposes, including a synagogue, reception hall, observation post, police station, museum, dozens of new bathroom units, and a new entrance to the Western Wall.
The statement continued by saying that these ancient buildings are known as Islamic Endowments of the Morroccan Quarter of Jerusalem, and have been an integral part of that neighborhood.
Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, head of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem, stressed in an interview with PNN that “this work is a Judaicization of the city” and an attempt “to clear out everything that has to do with Islamic monuments.”