18 February 2019

The Palestinian expert and academic Jamal Amro on Thursday said that Israel is planning to build a synagogue inside al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Amro said that the synagogue will be built at al-Rahma Gate which is currently under complete Israeli control. “Whoever approaches the area immediately gets arrested,” he added.

Amro said that Israel is preparing for a new Maghareba Gate; however, what is happening at al-Rahma Gate is more dangerous.

The Palestinian expert noted that Israel has stepped up its settlement and Judaization projects in Jerusalem in general and near al-Aqsa Mosque in particular. Israel has so far built 190 synagogues around and under al-Aqsa Mosque.

“Bab al-Rahma will be the new synagogue in the heart of al-Aqsa Mosque,” he said, adding that Bab al-Rahma for extremist Israelis is better that al-Buraq Square because it is located near the Dome of the Rock. The Israeli authorities have further taken over the area and built a police station there.

SOURCE: Palestine Information Centre