Saturday, June 30, 2012

Israeli authorities destroyed several historic Islamic sites in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities destroyed historic Israeli sites in colonized Al-Quds (Jerusalem), according to reports Al-Aqsa Foundation, reported IMEMC.

The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowments and Heritage issued a press release on Monday (25/06/2012) which revealed that Israeli bulldozers damaged and destroyed historic Islamic sites in the Ummayah, Abbasid and Ottoman eras in Jerusalem. The Aqsa Foundation said that the authority called the Israeli Archeology Authority had destroyed and buried ancient Islamic sites for the past five years during the excavation of al-Buraq, which is located 100 meters from the al-Aqsa Mosque.

Some historic sites that were destroyed were a mosque and a Ummayah era heritage school. The area is part of the al-Magharba neighborhood, which was largely destroyed by Zionist authorities on June 11, 1967, after the Zionist Israel colonized the West Bank and Jerusalem. The al-Aqsa Foundation reported that the team had repeatedly visited these sites and examined documents and documented images of violations committed by Zionists.

"The invaders destroyed ancient sites, historic Islamic sites and buildings, and claimed that they found a Jewish Archeological site below it," said the Foundation. "Israel is planning to build a large Jewish Center, which covers five floors."

The al-Aqsa Foundation further stated that the Israeli Arekeology Authority conducted in the period 2005 and 2009, excavating at 1,500 square meters in the west area of ​​the al-Buraq wall.

"The excavation was carried out in the Ash-Sharaf neighborhood, which was taken over in 1967, and many of the Arab and Islamic buildings were destroyed before building the Jewish environment," said the Foundation, "Israel also destroyed ancient archaeological sites of Islam, housing and buildings - general buildings, including a mosque and al-Afdaliyya school. "

The destroyed buildings were built in the final stages of the Umayyad era, and during the Abbasid era, the Mamluki era, and the Ayyubi era, and the Ottoman era.

"Israel is trying to get rid of its Islamic culture, history and archaeology, which has been around for 1,400 years," said the Foundation. "Israel is working to eliminate the timeless Arab revival for thousands of years, during the Canaanite and Yabusi era."

The al-Aqsa Foundation considers that it is a massacre that targets Islamic and Arab history and culture in Al-Quds, especially in areas adjacent to the al-Aqsa Mosque, and strongly condemns the silence of the Arab and International world that failed to stop violations done by Israel.

Israeli Haaretz newspaper published on 15/15 a picture taken by a German plane flying over al-Aqsa in 1931, clearly showing a mosque and al-Afdaliyya school in the al-Buraq wall area completely destroyed and removed by Israel at 1967. In 2007, the Al-Aqsa Foundation published an ancient picture of the al-Magharba neighborhood that clearly showed the mosque's dome at al-Afdaliyya school. The al-Afdaliyya school was built by Raja al-Afdal Nuruddin Ali, son of Salahuddin al-Ayyubi, more than 800 years ago in the al-Magharba neighborhood of Jerusalem. The school has been destroyed by Israeli authorities since they colonized Jerusalem in June 1967.

IWD/The Truth Seeker Media

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