Friday, June 30, 2006

Two years on, dangerous Temple Mount ramp will finally be removed
By Amiram Barkat

The Israel Antiquities Authority will begin removing the Mugrabi ramp in a few days, despite the fear of Muslim riots.

The ramp, which leads from the Western Wall plaza to one of the Temple Mount Gates, is located in one of the most sensitive places in the world, and plans to carry out excavations under it have therefore been held up by the Shin Bet security service and the prime minister's military secretary for the past two years, for fear of Muslim riots.

This seems to be a messy political situation and the article, which is hard to excerpt, describes its ins and outs. I noted the story of the ramp collapse in February of 2004 (here and here).

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