Dr. Mazar noted that construction on the Temple Mount is governed by the Antiquities Law, and that the person responsible for its enforcement is Prime Minister Sharon: "He shunts aside these matters, however, and therefore the responsible authorities can't take the necessary actions. This is the most important site in Israel, and yet we don't see the authorities there. We have to wake up and realize that if we don't take care of it, the vandalism and illegal construction will continue."
Saturday, May 22, 2004
TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: Arutz Sheva has more on the danger that the east wall may collapse. It quotes archaeologist Eilat Mazar as follows: