Thursday, January 25, 2018

Halted Projects

The renovation projects which are claimed to have been halted, according to the director of the Department of Endowments Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib include

mosaics and decorations colored plaster and colored in Al-Aqsa, restoration of the Bishop of the Marwani prayer, and the project of external lighting and the interior of the maximum, and change the outside marble Dome of the Rock and the threat of violation of the decision to arrest.

Al-Khatib pointed to other projects hindered by the occupation for many years, including the prevention of endowments to remove dust piles from the eastern region, and tiling the yards of the mosque and terraces, as well as infrastructure damaged by electricity and water and land communications network has not been restored since the sixties of the last century.

He said that the occupation has for years prevented the establishment of a warning and extinguishing system in the mosque and agricultural projects, where "we can not trim a damaged tree or even install a new bulb in another place is disabled."

Al-Khatib addressed the prevention of the occupation authorities endowments to restore the area of ​​Bab al-Rahma, and the issuance of a decision of the courts, "Israel" to close it, and another decision to prevent the opening of the center of Bab Guanma, which was prepared by the Department to inaugurate the service of worshipers before the month of Ramadan last.

He stressed the right of the Islamic Waqf Department to bring all the necessary materials for the restoration, and has no problem in informing the Israeli police before entering the mosque, but categorically refuses to interfere in the nature of its work in squares and chapels.

...The spokesman of the Jordanian government, Mohamed Momani condemned the step of the new occupation authorities to stop all maintenance and restoration work in Al Aqsa Mosque, and confirmed in a statement circulated to the media that the affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque is the jurisdiction of the administration of the Jerusalem endowments of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Islamic sanctities.


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