Friday, May 27, 2011

Temple Mount Faithful step in

Temple Mount Faithful petitions for excavation report

By RON FRIEDMAN (Jerusalem Post)
05/26/2011 22:40

MKs claim full publication of secret State Comptroller’s Report will harm Israel, ask public to trust decision-makers.

Fearing mass-scale destruction of holy artifacts under the Temple Mount, the Temple Mount Faithful, a group that calls for the Jewish takeover of the site, petitioned the High Court on Thursday to order the full publication of the secret State Comptroller’s Report on excavation works being conducted at one of the holiest places in the world.

Last week, State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss submitted his biannual report, which included a special, secret report on state supervision of the works being conducted by the Jerusalem Islamic Wakf at the site.

The majority of the special report was not published, with the reasons cited being harm to Israel’s national security and possible harm to its foreign relations, but the small portion of it that was made public spoke of severe deficiencies in the oversight of the appropriate bodies over the works.

For that State Comptroller’s Report, see here.