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Israeli archaeologists charge Temple damage

A group of Israeli archaeologists charged Islamic religious authorities with damaging Second Temple remnants although Israeli authorities supervised the dig in question.

The Public Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount on Thursday charged the Wakf, the Islamic authority supervising the mosques on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, with damaging an ancient 7-meter wide wall. The Wakf denied the charges.

The dig in question was to replace decades-old electric cables and was supervised by an Israel Antiquities Authority official.

The archaeologists’ committee was established after reports surfaced in recent years of Islamic authorities dumping ancient Jewish artifacts in garbage dumps.

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