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Jewish Agency Protests New Building Operations at Wall

The Executive Committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine made official representations to the High Commissioner against the resumed building operations near the Wailing Wall, the question which gave rise to the controversy between the Jews and the Moslems leading to the riots. The Committee contended that the renewed construction work might prejudice the Jewish right of access to the pavement before the Wall for the purpose of prayer.

It is understood that the government declined to prohibit the continuation by the Moslems of this construction work, declaring that the Moslems are building a wall over the gate leading from the Wailing Wall to the Mosque of Omar. This work is an integral part of the Mosque area to which the Jews have no right of access, the government contended.