Israel has given the green light for the resumption of the construction work on an access ramp to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
The East al-Quds (Jerusalem) municipality said on Sunday that the building of the ramp to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound was given the go ahead last week, AFP reported.
It is meant to replace a provisional wooden version.
Work on the controversial ramp was suspended four years ago following a wave of protests across the Muslim world. Muslim authorities also demanded an end to Israel’s provocative excavations near the site.
Israel occupied and annexed East al-Quds in 1967, but the measure was never recognized by the international community.
Palestinians say the demolitions and settlement construction activities are undermining their efforts to establish a state.
Israel has demolished 995 Palestinian homes and displaced 5,783 individuals, including 3,109 children, in occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) since the start of 2000, according to the Palestinian Information Center.