Al-Aqsa faces collapse risk as Israel excavates its bases
Al-Aqsa has facing the the risk of collapse because of Israeli excavations deepened under its bases, Palestinian chief justice said.
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Al-Aqsa has facing the the risk of collapse because of Israeli excavations deepened under its bases, KUNA news agency quoted Palestinian chief justice as saying.
Al-Aqsa Holy mosque might collapse due to the Israeli excavation works taking place under its bases, besides the building of a huge network of tunnels, warned Palestinian Chief Justice Taiseer Al-Tamimi here on Monday.
Al-Tamimi called on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Jerusalem committee, The Arab League, and United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to honor their historic and humanitarian responsibility and fulfill their obligations towards Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem.
He told media the Israeli excavations under Al-Aqsa are behind the collapse of the ground of a classroom in a school belonging to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Jerusalem, which injured 17 students 100 meters from Al-Aqsa grounds.
He said that the Israel authorities melted the entire rock base under Al-Aqsa using certain chemicals, and removed the soil beneath, leaving the mosque at great jeopardy. This danger is compounded by the cracks in the western walls of the holy mosque so that any earthquake or shake would lead to collapse.
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