World Bulletin / News Desk
Known to Jews as the “Western Wall”, the Al-Buraq Wall is the western portion of East Jerusalem’s iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, which for Muslims represents the world’s third holiest site.
In a statement, the Antiquities Authority said it would look into whether the stone “can be returned to its original place”.
Using a large crane, the authority has since transferred the fallen block of stone to a nearby area close to the wall.
In its statement, the authority offered no reason or speculation as to why the stone may have fallen.
Jerusalem’s Jordan-run Religious Endowments Authority, meanwhile, has said it is investigating the incident.
“Our engineers and specialists are looking into it now,” an authority official told Anadolu Agency on Monday.