New Park near Temple Mount’s Eastern Wall

The Double Gate along the T. Mount's Eastern Wall

The Double Gate along the T. Mount's Eastern Wall

Plans have been approved by Israel’s High Court to build a new national park near the eastern wall of the Temple Mount.

From JPost (see rest here)

“The agreement follows a petition against the state by the Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount, after years in which the site, which is defined as a national park, was being used for illegal Muslim burial.”

Eilat Mazar commented regarding the eastern wall:

“This is the only place where you can see the earlier construction of the Temple Mount wall dated from the Hasmonean period,” said Hebrew University archeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar, a group spokeswoman. “We have saved one of the most important archeological parks in Jerusalem.”

Thanks to J. Lauer for the story

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