Excavations Under Al Aqsa Compound

The Israeli government held its weekly cabinet meeting in tunnels excavated under the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Occupied East Jerusalem.

Earlier above ground, a far-right Israeli minister entered the area. It again infuriated Palestinians, angered by more incursions by ultra-nationalist Jewish groups into one of Islam's holiest sites. It brings into focus Israeli-funded excavation beneath the ancient city. So why is this work so controversial?

Presenter: Nastasya Tay


Alon Arad, Executive Director of Emek Shaveh
Mazin Qumsiyeh, Director, Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability
Rami Khouri, Director, Global Engagement, American University of Beirut.

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