New Israeli plan to build another synagogue near the Aqsa Mosque exposed
|Saturday, April 3,2010 14:43|
Palestinian rights sources have exposed Thursday a new Israeli plan to build a synagogue near the Aqsa Mosque similar to the Hurva synagogue with the aim to impose facts on the ground, and to settle Israeli settlers in the area.
Kais Naser, a specialist in the Jerusalem affairs revealed to Al-Jazeera net that the Israeli archeological department was behind the plan and supported it along with the “Jewish suburb development company”.
According to Naser, the new synagogue was named as “Israel's pride” and is located only 200 meters away from the Aqsa Mosque, adding that the new synagogue and the Hurva synagogue represent a turning point in the accelerated Israeli plans to judaize Jerusalem, and to distort Muslim and Christian landmarks in it.
He added that the height of the new synagogue would be 27 meters with four stories, pointing out that the new synagogue could also be used by the Israeli occupation authorities for security purposes as it overlooks the Aqsa Mosque.
Moreover, Naser warned that the IOA considers the construction of the two synagogues to represent the “return of the people of Israel to their land”, and that both would serve as a weapon to impose facts on the ground and to ensure Jewish majority in the holy city.