Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Nturei Karta attends Grand Mufti Press Conference

Anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox Jewish supporters from Neturi Karta listen to the Mufti of Jerusalem Ikrema Sabri, not seen, the top Islamic cleric in the Holy Land, as he speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006.The top Muslim cleric in the Holy Land on Tuesday called on Israel to halt work on an archaeological project near a disputed holy site, saying continuing the dig would inflame tensions in the region. Israeli authorities recently unveiled an underground site that strengthens Jewish ties to the hilltop compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram as-Sharif, the Noble Sanctuary.