Western Wall chief rabbi: Islamic Waqf inciting against efforts to refurbish bathrooms

The most senior cleric at Judaism’s holiest site condemned on Wednesday what he called the Islamic trust’s “incitement” against plans to refurbish visitor restrooms in the complex.

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the top religious official responsible for the Western Wall in Jerusalem, released a statement to the press saying that the Waqf, the Muslim religious trust charged with overseeing the Islamic sites on Temple Mount, is exploiting plans to expand restroom service in order to falsely accuse Israel of seeking to desecrate Muslim shrines.

Muslim clerics at Al-Aksa mosque say that the renovations being planned for the restrooms are part and parcel of plans to expand the Mughrabi Gate, which lies 50 meters west of the mosque.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Western-Wall-chief-rabbi-Islamic-Waqf-inciting-against-efforts-to-refurbish-bathrooms-391400

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