- The Temple of God cannot be underground. So the allegation is false. Are there excavations below the Al Aqsa Mosque? Possible. Are there plans to build the 3rd temple? Yes!
- Israel is Building “the Alleged Temple” Under the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Says Official PA TV Reporter
Official PA TV, The Supreme Authority
Official PA TV reporter: “There is construction work taking place under the Al-Aqsa Mosque to build the alleged Temple of Solomon…”
Expert on international law Dr. Ibrahim Al-Rabi: “Regarding this [Western] wall that the Jews claim is the remains of the Temple of Solomon – it must be understood that UNESCO has said that this wall has no connection to Jews, but is rather an Islamic heritage. In other words, it is subject to Palestinian rule and the Jews have no right to it.”
UNESCO – UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
Excavations under the Temple Mount – The Israeli daily Haaretz has stated that the excavations do not reach beneath the mosque: “Despite complaints from the Islamic Movement and Palestinian groups, not a single dig penetrates beneath the [Temple] Mount.” [Haaretz, May 24, 2016]