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Government Informs Palestine Jews It Will Permit Building at Wailing Wall

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The Palestine government will permit the Moslem religious authorities to carry out their building plans near the Western Wall of the Temple, commonly known as the Wailing Wall, the District Commissioner of Jerusalem has informed Rabbi A. J. Kook, Palestine Chief Rabbi.

In this communication, the District Commissioner declares that after receiving the legal opinion of the officers of the Crown, the government has decided not to object to the reconstruction, by the Moslems, of the Wall, south of the Wailing Wall, on condition that it is rebuilt to the extent of its former height. The government will likewise not object to the proposed opening which is now being made in this wall, provided that there will be no incursion, through this opening, into the pavement near the Wailing Wall, during the customary hours of Jewish worship there.

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