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Friday, November 02, 2007

Today's Arab fantasy, part 1

From IMEMC:
The Al Aqsa Foundation for rebuilding Islamic Holy Sites, warned on Thursday from the dangers of new Israeli excavations carried only fifty meters away from the southern wall of the Al Aqsa mosque, and only a few meters away from the walls of the Old City.

The Foundation stated that the excavations are shaking the ground and causing damages to Palestinian houses near the site.

Also, the foundation reported that the Israeli authorities are conducting these excavations in order construct trade and tourism facilities, and that some of these facilities start underground. The excavations re also carried out to create a tunnel to link these facilities with Al Mughrabi Wall and the Western Wall.

In an urgent press release, the Foundation said that its field teams toured on Wednesday some of the entrances of Silwan town, especially the main entrance which is only a few meters away from the Mughrabi Gate, and observed the excavations which are carried out by huge machines and are heavily shaking the ground which inflicts serious danger to the foundations of the Al Aqsa Mosque, and endangering the houses of the residents in Silwan.
So how close is Silwan to the Temple Mount? Another anti-Israeli site provides a helpful map:

Since the Arabs know that screaming about "excavations" can bring world Muslims to riot, and since they also know that most people don't know enough about geography to see the absurdity of the claims that excavations that occur so far away threaten so ca-called "Al-Aqsa" mosque, they can lie with impunity and get away with it.