Israel advances plan to develop Western Wall holy site

Israel’s new Cabinet has approved a plan for development at the Western Wall, a key Jewish holy site next to Jerusalem’s most combustible area. Past development projects in the area have sparked tensions with Palestinians, who accused Israel of threatening a compound that is holy to both Muslims and Jews. The five-year plan, beginning next year, will include upgraded infrastructures, archaeological activity and development of the Western Wall site and underground tunnels that follow the length of the wall, a remnant of the ancient Jewish Temple complex.



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