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JERUSALEM: The site of an Israeli archeological dig that has sparked angry Muslim reaction worldwide contains what could be a Muslim prayer room.
Muslim leaders and critics of the work said the announcement of the find last night, three years after it was discovered, confirmed their fears that Israel's Antiquities Authority is intent on hiding Muslim attachment to the site.
Israel began work nearly two weeks ago on a ramp leading to a disputed holy site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The site is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict