Please see update below
Haaretz [has] (sorry had) this picture up, taken by a member of the Islamic Movement:-
let's try that source again.
and it writes there that:
The National Infrastructures Ministry said in a statement following Friday's 5.3-magnitude earthquake that the most recent tremors have increased fears about the possibility of a destructive earthquake taking place here.
Friday's earthquake shook open a large hole on the Temple Mount plaza, near the Dome of the Rock.
Al-Aqsa mosque officials belonging to the Islamic Movement's Northern Branch covered the hole with wooden planks following afternoon prayers. The officials, who also said the quake caused cracks in several local residential buildings, said the hole was a meter deep, two meters long and meter and a half wide.
The Islamic Movement blamed Israel for the hole, saying Israel is digging tunnels in the area that undermine the stability in the area of the Al-Aqsa mosque. The organization urged Islamic states to take action to stop Israeli excavations in the area.
I don't think any Israeli should take credit for this, well, not yet anyway.
Picture from today's Ma'ariv:-
another via the El Aqsa Society
And here's a scene from 1927 in Jerusalem:-
And for the academic, here.
Read my prescient monograph on the Temple Mount as a flashpoint.
For all those who are getting upset about the religious aspect of the hole, whether or not it proves the existence of a God or that the Jews are the rightful owners of the site or whatever, let's get back into proportion.
The site, besides being a sacred spot and highly politically charged, is an archeologically important location with great cultural weight, at the very least. Why should the Muslim Waqf be allowed, with impunity, to destroy, eradicate, cover up and then deny its existence as where the two temples of the Jews were built? Even atheists should be sympathetic.