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Israel demolishes historic stairway leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli Municipality demolished a historic stairway which leads to the Al-Aqsa Mosque's Lions' Gate (Bab Al-Asbat) and the Old City of Al-Quds.

 

The head of the Committee for the Preservation of Islamic Cemeteries in Al-Quds, Mustafa Abu Zahra said the Israeli Municipality's teams, accompanied by a bulldozer, stormed the Bab Al-Asbat area and demolished the stairway leading to the Yusufia cemetery.

 

According to Abu Zahra, the demolition is part of the Israeli authorities' plan to establish the "Biblical garden path" inside the cemetery which contains the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as many ancient and modern graves.

 

The cemetery is about 4,000 square metres.

 

Abu Zahra called on all inhabitants of Al-Quds to "unite in order to protect Jerusalem's (Al-Quds) landmarks from the Israeli occupation's oppression".

 

The Israeli occupation's municipality in Al-Quds did not comment on the demolition.

 




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