The Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage said that the Israeli antiquities authority systematically wiped out the ruins of historical Islamic buildings over the past five years during excavations in the far west of Al-Buraq square (wailing wall).
In a report on Monday, the Aqsa foundation added that these historical buildings were part of Al-Maghariba neighborhood which was demolished by the Israeli occupation in 1967 and turned into the wailing square.
The foundation affirmed that the Israeli antiquities authority obliterated during its excavation in this area the ruins of historical Islamic buildings from the Umayyad and Abbasid eras and the Ottoman period including the remnants of the Afdaliya school and mosque, which dates back to the Ayyubid era.
The foundation slammed the concerned international organizations for their silence toward such Israeli violations against the Islamic historical sites and warned that this silence has encouraged Israel to persist in its destructive excavations in occupied Jerusalem.
It appealed to the active Islamic and Arab organizations to move to confront these Israeli violations and save the Islamic heritage and holy sites in Jerusalem.