What’s driving Israeli-funded excavations under Al Aqsa compound? |Inside Story

The Israeli government held its weekly cabinet meeting in tunnels excavated under the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Occupied East Jerusalem. Earlier above ground, a far-right Israeli minister entered the area. It's again infuriated Palestinians, angered by more incursions by ultra-nationalist Jewish groups into one of Islam's holiest sites. It brings into focus Israeli-funded excavation beneath the ancient city. So why is this work so controversial? Presenter: Nastasya Tay Guests: Alon Arad, Executive Director of Emek Shaveh. Mazin Qumsiyeh, Director, Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability. Rami Khouri, Director, Global Engagement, American University of Beirut. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ @AljazeeraEnglish #Aljazeeraenglish #News #Inside Story #Palestine #Israel #AlAqsaMosque
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