Israel authorities move stone from Al-Aqsa's Buraq Wall

Large block of stone reportedly fell from Al-Aqsa’s Al-Buraq Wall earlier this week

Israel authorities move stone from Al-Aqsa's Buraq Wall

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli construction crews on Wednesday moved a large block of stone that fell from the Al-Buraq Wall earlier this week to a nearby area in the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, according to the Israeli Antiquities Authority.

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.

Last Mod: 25 Temmuz 2018, 13:34
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