Monday, March 05, 2007
This comes in from the controversial MPAC group:
A news conference was to take place yesterday in Jerusalem. It was planned to discuss the ongoing excavation in the vicinity of the Al Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site. The Israeli Police did not allow the conference to take place. There have been ongoing demonstations in the Old City of Jerusalem protesting the work, resulting in mass arrests, closures and lots of bad publicity for the Municipality of Jerusalem.Using the 'excuse' that yesterday's conference was sponsored by Hamas, police delivered an order canceling it. Hamas is forbidden to hold any activities within Israel.