Skip to comments.Waqf Rejects Demolition of Rambam Gate Bridge
Posted on 10/25/2011 5:33:46 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The Waqf (Department of Islamic Endowments in Jerusalem) rejected an opinion by Jerusalem's city engineer that the Mughrabi Gate Bridge, which links the Western Wall Plaza to the Temple Mount, be demolished.
Earlier on Tuesday, Jerusalem city engineer Shlomo Eshkol said the bridge to the Mughrabi Gate, also called the Rambam Gate, was structurally unsound, posed a risk to human life, and should be dismantled within 30 days.
Eshkol informed the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation that the bridge, constructed from wood, should be replaced with a structure designed by a competent engineer and made of non-combustible materials.
Israels courts have already approved a request for the construction of a new, wider bridge that would allow police easier access to the site during riots by muslim worshippers, and stone throwing incidents, which occur there periodically.
The Waqf, however, insists the final decision in the matter is theirs, as they regard the Temple Mount as a Muslim sanctuary under their sole authority. No one else, they claim, has a right to interfere or monitor their affairs.
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They are right! Because scumbag Israeli secular traitors GAVE them that control in 1967. Israel MUST yank that control NOW- with a threat: if any rioting or new intifada results, they will close the mosques to ANY Muslim access.