This morning, a large stone fell from the Western Wall, landing meters away from a woman who was praying. Thankfully no-one was injured.
נס בעזרת ישראל.
אם היה קורה אתמול כשהיו הרבה מתפללים היה יכול להיות אסון. pic.twitter.com/mnAaQ0QpvF
— Roey Shabtay (@roeysh) July 23, 2018
While it is still unclear what caused it, a group of experts have begun examining the area.
Following the stone’s fall from one of the original Herodian courses of the Western Wall, a team of IAA experts, including archaeologists, engineers and conservationists, began careful examination of the affected area.
In a statement, the IAA said there were a number of possibilities that may have led to the stone’s fall, such as vegetation growing in the wall’s cracks, or entrapped moisture that may have led to the stone’s wear. There is also the possibility of a still unknown engineering failure.
“With the help of advanced technological methods, IAA experts will begin careful monitoring in the area of the fall, as part of a survey of the entire area and the formulations of recommendations for the elimination of such danger,” said the IAA. “The Israel Antiquities Authority is aware of the sensitivity required in handling this case and will work in cooperation with all the relevant bodies.”
Naturally this is a lie and a completely politically motivated accusation.
Although not all of the palestinians got the memo to blame Israel.
Al-Aqsa Mosque director Omar al-Kiswani denied that anyone on the Temple Mount pushed the rock down to the bottom.
Who knows…after forgetting to instinctively blame Israel, he might just find himself pushed to the bottom.