(Photo: Al-Aqsa Foundation)
The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) initiates the construction of a wooden bridge over the road leading to al-Maghareba gate of al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.(Photo: Al-Aqsa Foundation)

Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem), 18 Shawwal 1435/14 August 2014 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) have initiated the construction of a wooden bridge over the road leading to al-Maghareba gate of al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage revealed.

The foundation said in a statement on Tuesday that the bridge is to be built at the expense of al-Maghareba gate road so as to set the stage for more desecration break-ins into holy al-Aqsa Mosque and transform the in-between spaces of such an Islamic gate to Jewish synagogues, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The so-called Israel Antiquities Authority has begun work on the bridge near al-Buraq Square via the southwestern area, where the IOA has entrenched long wooden, twisted poles deep in the ground along the remaining Islamic sites set on al-Maghareba road.

Wooden planks have been attached to those poles to transform the bridge into a mediating road, the Foundation further stated in a photograph-backed documentary report.

The construction of the bridge manifests of a series of Israeli malevolent intents including paving the way for projected Israeli occupation regime forces vandalism into the Mosque and building large Jewish synagogues within, the foundation warned.

Al-Aqsa Foundation said the construction of the new wooden bridge triggers several questions most notably whether it would pave the way for the establishment of a gigantic iron bridge, whose bids had already been signed some time ago.

Or is the bridge intended to be used as a back-up to the one built in 2004 so as to form a bi-fold driveway gate for larger break-ins into the Mosque, recommended by Israeli parliamentary committees.(T/P02/E01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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