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July 12, 2007

Nonviolent Temple Mount Protest Gets No Coverage

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In February, Palestinians violently protested Temple Mount construction(AP)

Once again, there are concerns that construction at the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, will damage archeological remains. But, don't expect an international uproar or intensive media coverage like back in February, when Israel then began work on a new bridge to the Temple Mount.

Why? Because in February Israel was the perceived violator, and Arabs in Israel and abroad responded violently. Now,the Muslim Waqf is carrying out a construction project and the concerned Israeli archeologists and others are protesting, but without violence.

Instead, the Committee for the Prevention of Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount merely peacefully voiced its objection to the Waqf's digging of a ditch on the northern side, which is being carried out "without real, professional and careful archaeological supervision involving meticulous documentation."

So far, predictably, no Western media outlets have picked up on the Waqf's latest recklessness with archeological treasures. Their lack of interest in this topic is long established.

Posted by TS at July 12, 2007 02:54 AM


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