The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Wednesday started to carry out diggings in Bab al-Asbat area near the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, which had seen days of tension after the IOA deployed metal detectors at the holy site’s entrances.
Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that Jewish workmen and a small concrete mixer were brought under police guard to al-Ghazali Square of Bab al-Asbat area, where trees had been removed two days ago.
They added that the Israeli police already closed the area, while the workmen embarked on carrying out diggings inside it.
However, the purpose of such excavations in the area is still unknown.
(Source / 27.07.2017)