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Israeli Arab MP falsely claims that neutral British commission found "Jews had no right" to Western Wall

     “The statements made by [Israeli-Arab] Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Member Taleb Abu Arar in his speech before the parliament plenum two days ago [March 5, 2014] on the subject of the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount), enraged the extreme right.
This [occurred] because, in his speech, Abu Arar explained that a neutral commission of inquiry (the 1930 Wailing Wall Commission) established by the British Mandate – which, at the time, supported the Zionist movement – to investigate the Jews’ right to the Al-Buraq Wall, had concluded that the Al-Buraq Wall was an inseparable part of the walls of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that the Jews had no right to it.”

The 1930 Wailing Wall Commission was appointed by the British government, with the approval of the League of Nations, to settle the matter of the Jews’ and Muslims’ rights and claims to the Western Wall. The commission concluded that the Western Wall had served as a Jewish holy site long before it became a Muslim waqf (an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law). The commission’s final conclusion was that although the Western Wall was a Muslim waqf, it was holy to both Muslims and Jews and therefore the Jews should be granted free access to worship at the site.
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