February 18, 2007

Q and A with Archeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar on the Mughrabi Ramp Dispute

From Jerusalem Post, Q&A on the Temple Mount with Dr. Eilat Mazar:

"The Mughrabi ramp is near the Western Wall of the [Temple Mount] compound, and it doesn't risk it's stability in any way. Moreover, it is of no risk whatsoever to the Al-Aksa Mosque, which stands about 100 meters to the east."

"The same claim has been made with regard to my excavation in the City of David - 200 meters south of the Al-Aksa Mosque - declaring that the purpose of the excavation is to dig a tunnel under the mosque."