Israeli-funded digging in occupied East Jerusalem has been condemned by worldwide archaeologists.
The Israeli authorities has held its weekly cupboard assembly in tunnels excavated beneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.
Above floor, a far-right Israeli minister entered the world shortly earlier than the federal government gathered and proclaimed Israelis as “landlords of Jerusalem”.
This has infuriated the Palestinians, who’ve been more and more angered by extra incursions by ultra-nationalist Jewish teams into one in every of Islam’s holiest websites.
Al-Aqsa was additionally a flashpoint earlier this yr, with Israeli police filmed beating Palestinians praying contained in the mosque.
The cupboard assembly once more brings into focus the controversy provoked by Israeli archaeology and excavation beneath the traditional metropolis.
So why is that this work so controversial?
Presenter: Nastasya Tay
Alon Arad – Govt director of Emek Shaveh
Mazin Qumsiyeh – Director of Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability
Rami Khouri – Director of International Engagement on the American College of Beirut