Friday, July 19, 2013

Islamist Media Report Headline Award

Here's the headline:

Report: Israeli diggings reached a depth of four meters
under the Aqsa Mosque


Now continue to the main body of the story:

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) admitted that its excavations beneath the Aqsa Mosque and in its vicinity have extended four meters deep, according to a circular released on Wednesday by the Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage.

The Aqsa foundation said that Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper published on its website on Tuesday on the anniversary of the so-called temple destruction a report including details about the diggings taking place beneath the foundations of the Aqsa Mosque, especially near the western wall and Al-Maghariba Gate.

Eli Shukron, a senior official from the Israeli antiquities authority, stated in this report that the diggings have reached depths of three to four meters under the Aqsa Mosque's foundations, particularly beneath the Mosque's western wall and its Islamic museum.

The report also included a video recording showing holes and a cave in the excavated areas, while Shukron claimed them to be the remains of an old Jewish neighborhood.

The Aqsa foundation, in turn, described such Israeli claims as lies and warned of their serious impacts on the future of the Aqsa Mosque and its existence.

It stressed that the whole Aqsa Mosque compound with its western wall is an Islamic holy site belonging to only Muslims and the claim about the presence of Hebrew remains under its foundations is an attempt to falsify the Islamic and Arab history of the holy city.

Rest assured, nothing under the Al-Aqsa Mosque is being excavated.  You can visit and see.  The area is in the Davidson Complex.

It is just that the Al-Aqsa Mosque "compound" can extend hundreds of meters depending on where Jews are and what they are doing.

This, however, is basically true:

Israel’s deputy minister for religious services Eli Ben Dahan confirmed that he plans to allow Jewish congregational prayers in al-Aqsa mosque as a response to the Israeli police’s refusal to allow the entering of extremist settlers and Israeli political figures to the mosque.

Ben Dahan strongly condemned during an interview with Israeli TV channel 10 the police prevention of the settlers’ from entry into al-Aqsa mosque, stressing on the Jewish worshipers’ right to have access to the “Temple Mount” in light of Israel’s tolerance, freedom and equal principles as he claimed.

And this is neat reporting:

Netanyahu has recently participated in an American popular television program to promote tourism to Jerusalem and the tunnels dug by the occupation under al-Aqsa mosque.  The television program has detailed explanation for the alleged Temple and tunnels under al-Aqsa mosque. Israeli “Today” Newspaper pointed out the Netanyahu has visited accompanied by his family the tunnel network under the mosque.


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