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