Israel Bids to Open Synagogue on Al-Aqsa Grounds

Israelis are working to turn the Tankaziya School, located within Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, into a Jewish synagogue, the Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage has warned.

The Israeli authorities turned the school into a synagogue for soldiers and a military site for the Israel Border Police gendarmerie in 1969.

In an urgent letter sent to the Jerusalem District Police, lawyer Aviad Visoly, head of the Temple Mount Coalition, pushed for allowing temple mount organisations to enter the Tankaziya School, claiming it is a synagogue and a holy site for Jews.

Visoly reportedly wrote the letter after he was denied access into Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday.

The lawyer claimed the Tankaziya building is a unique Jewish synagogue as it is the only holy site in the world located within the borders of the “Temple Mount”.

Meanwhile, chairman of the Al-Aqsa Foundation Amir Al-Khatib warned of the serious repercussions of such moves.

– Read more: Israel Bids to Open Synagogue on Al-Aqsa Grounds – Middle East Monitor

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