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Abbas’ office warns against “dangerous outcomes” from “dangerous Israeli violations” – i.e. archeological excavations in Jerusalem’s Old City

Headline: “The [PA] Presidential Office warns against the danger of the Israeli excavations in occupied Jerusalem”

“The [PA] Presidential Office warned against the dangerous outcomes and consequences that will be for the continued excavations that are being carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities in occupied Jerusalem, and particularly the one that was revealed yesterday [June 30, 2019], which reaches from Silwan (i.e., a neighborhood of Jerusalem) to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to the Pilgrimage Road; see note below –Ed.).

The Presidential Office added in a statement yesterday that ‘His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has given instructions to remain in contact with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s general secretariat in order to work against these dangerous Israeli violations.’”

Pilgrimage Road – US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, US Envoy Jason Greenblatt, and US Senator Lindsey Graham took part in the inauguration ceremony of the Pilgrimage Road underground archaeological site, located south of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, on June 30, 2019. The excavated road was used by Jewish pilgrims visiting the Second Temple around the first century CE, and the Arab neighborhood of Silwan has since been built above it.


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