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May. 29, 2003
8 trucks with construction materials permitted on Temple Mount to fix bulge (Jerusalem Post [requires registration] via Bible and Interpretation News)
By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
Eight trucks filled with construction materials were permitted to enter Jerusalem's Temple Mount early this week as part of the ongoing Jordanian repair work of the bulge on the southern wall of the Temple Mount, Jerusalem police said Thursday.
The renewed entry of heavy equipment into the historical-rich site without the presence of archaeologists was troubling to some.
"We are deeply concerned over reports of very large amounts of construction materials enter the temple mount without any archaeological supervision." said Hebrew University Professor, Dr. Eilat Mazar, a member of the Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount.
"Let us hope that this is not a 'Solomons StablesTwo'," Mazar said, referring to the immense mosque constructed at the site, alongside the inner area of the bulge, under Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's tenure.