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  Adar 11, 5767 , 01/03/07

United Nations Group Tours Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate Dig

A technical team from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) toured the site Wednesday where repairs are being carried out on a broken footbridge leading to the Temple Mount.

The area near the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate is also being excavated by archaeologists who are searching for artifacts that might otherwise be destroyed during the construction.

The UNESCO team toured the site at the invitation of the Israel Antiquities Authority which is conducting the dig. Muslims in Israel and abroad have protested vehemently against the work, saying Israel is trying to damage the nearby Al-Aksa mosque.
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