From your Reply #1 above . . . “and allowing them to be removed and chopped up for Arab Barbeques, according to article previously threaded...”
Earlier this week there were some reports in the media about Arabs burning First Temple Cedars of Lebanon.
These reports were based more on assumptions than facts. The facts are that the stack of wooden beams that was lying on the ground in the courtyard of the Golden Gate for the past few years was removed last Sunday to a new location. Meanwhile, nearby there was a fire burning in a large barrel (see video below). Some reports accused the Moslem Waqf of burning these beams in the barrel.
In reality, none of the beams were burned, but they were all removed to a new location where they are now covered to protect them from the rain. This is something that the IAA and the Jordanian officials were demanding from the Waqf in recent years.
Antiquities Damage on the Temple Mount in the Year 2010-2012
Dec 25, 2012
“Following is a report we published on Sunday this week. Since then new earthworks activity began in the Eastern debris heaps in the Temple Mount, which was covered by Israeli media news reports. We will publish a detailed report about these activities soon in this blog.”
You could knock me over with a feather. The Waqf and pals actually listening to the IAA! I stand corrected. That is truly man-bites-dog, though.