Trying to erase all traces of anything but a Muslim presence in Jerusalem. From the CyberNewsService, with thanks to Jihad Watch News Editor Rebecca Bynum:
Jerusalem – Israeli archeologists are quietly sifting through tons of dirt that Islamic religious authorities excavated from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem several years ago — an excavation that critics have dubbed a “cultural intifadah.”
Using heavy machinery instead of the hand tools of an archeologist, the Islamic religious authorities several years ago dug out a giant “emergency exit” — some 36 feet deep and 130 feet wide — for a mosque built earlier under the Temple Mount. The unsupervised removal of tons of soil has been called an “archeological crime.” The material was dumped in several spots outside the Old City in eastern Jerusalem, including the Kidron Valley.
Now archeologists are sifting through that material to glean what information they can about the site. However, they say, its value has been greatly diminished by its removal from the site…