As Giulio Meotti, a journalist with the Italian newspaper, Il Foglio, wrote back in 2012: "The Waqf is now attempting to deliberately destroy all archaeological evidence of Jewish claims to this site, while using terror and intimidation to impose its exclusive claim to the Temple Mount. The Waqf has removed every sign of ancient Jewish presence at the site. At the entrance, a Waqf sign says "The Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard and everything in it is Islamic property.
"Today Jews are barred from praying on the Mount and are not even allowed to carry any holy articles with them. With Muslim observers supervising visits, Israeli police, to their shame, have frequently arrested Jews for various "violations," such as singing or reciting a prayer even in a whisper."
What may well be one of the worst crimes against civilization is the ruthless and relentless destruction of Jewish and Christian artifacts and antiquities by the Moslem authorities, the Waqf, who were foolishly given permission by Israel's Moshe Dayan to control the Temple Mount in 1967.
This was done as one of numberless concession by the Jewish state to encourage Muslim peaceful coexistence. It was, and remains, a hope as delusional as a mirage in the desert. Remember the Taliban destruction of the 2,500 year old statues of Buddha in Afghanistan? It is, tragically, the same Muslim arrogance and hatred for all other religions.
Despite Israeli protests, the Waqf is in the process of deliberately desecrating tons of precious archaeologically rich soil. One archaeologist described the disturbed sites as "an archaeological crime" and an assault upon Jewish and Christian history.
Professor Gabriel Barkai, and other Israeli archeologists and volunteers, desperately search through the tons of earth and rubble unceremoniously dumped by the Muslim Authorities in the nearby Kidron Valley. The archaeologists and their helpers have uncovered thousands of rare and important artifacts from the First and Second Temple periods, as well as from Roman and Byzantine periods, among them a rare bulla dating from the First Temple Period.
But each precious find, ripped and torn from its age old location upon the Temple Mount by Palestinian Muslims, fatally compromises what each item can tell us: a most grievous and barbarous sin against history and civilization.
The catastrophe is continuing even now as the Muslim Waqf remorselessly desecrates and gleefully destroys all non-Muslim artifacts and antiquities and as much evidence as it can of Judeo-Christian civilization upon Jerusalem's Temple Mount.