In the past year, Beyadenu approached the relevant authorities several times to stop the dumping of garbage, but to no avail.
The Muslim Waqf makes sure that worshippers wear masks and maintain social distancing, but on Friday the weekly prayers turned into a crowded demonstration against French President Emmanuel Macron.
Jewish tour guides who work for the Temple Mount Foundation are not being allowed to lead groups on the Temple Mount as the police have deemed them to be non-essential workers
Dr. Zachi Dvira, an Israeli archaeologist from Bar-Ilan University, confirmed that the shaft was from the Second Temple Period.
In a rare move that will surely be a source of conflict, the police requested permission from the court to shut a recently reopened section of the Temple Mount which the Muslim authority has used to turn King David’s mountain of peace into a place of evil and death.
The Waqf acknowledged that some of the worshipers may be carriers of the coronavirus and that thousands will be infected if the area is opened.
Segal and Etzion claim that Prime Minister Netanyahu engaged in secret negotiations with Amman and agreed to close the holy site to both Jews and Arabs during the coronavirus crisis.
This is not the first time that the Muslim Waqf has illegally built structures at the expense of ancient relics on the Temple Mount that they eventually converted into mosques. In the past, the Waqf has done the same type of thing at Solomon’s Stables as well and the Huldah Gates.
The Herodian engineers constructed the enormous, almost rectangular platform above the slopes of the hill known as the Temple Mount, by building a substructure consisting of a series of vaulted arches in order to reduce pressure on the retaining walls
The room is called the Machkamah. Half of the Machkamah sits on the Temple Mount.