The Mughrabi Bridge ascent to the Temple Mount
was destroyed by severe weather in 2004.
This temporary bridge was constructed
and is still in use.
It is the only way for non-Muslims to enter the Temple Mount
and is used by tourists from around the world.
For a while the lower part of the structure was covered with white fabric.
The women’s area near the Kotel, the Western Wall was made much smaller.
For some time now, engineers have said that the structure is no longer safe.
Yesterday the Prime Minister Netanyahu stopped a project, approved in March,
to replace the Mughrabi Bridge with a permanent structure.
With the dark sky as background…
this is what the fuss is about,
this simple wooden ramp.
Jordan and Egypt have warned against proceeding with repair work.
There were rockets fired overnight from Lebanon into the North.
Rocket fire from Gaza continues to threaten Israeli citizens in the South.
What is the greater threat to peace?