Western Wall tunnel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Scott Tinsley
    • 01.08.10 | 14:55 (IDT)

    I would like to correct a seemingly trivial error, that in fact is anything but trivial. The 5th paragraph refers to the opening of the Western Wall tunnel BENEATH the Western Wall. When this tunnel was opened, it indeed sparked major rioting -- mostly because the Arab press said that it was BENEATH the El Aksa Mosque and thus threatened the stability of the mosque. In fact the tunnel is NEXT TO and OUTSIDE the Western Wall and in no way compromises the structure or enters into the holy area of the Temple Mount or Haram-el-Sharif. When discussing such sensitive issues, precise language is critical -- and expected from a newspaper the caliber of HaAretz.

    from the article: Government 'tried to bury' report on Temple Mount excavations
    First published 09:53 01.08.10 | Last updated 09:53 01.08.10
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