US congressional candidate believes that Israel aims to destroy al-Aqsa Mosque

Source / Courtesy: Press TV

A former  US congressional candidate believes that Israel’s ultimate objective in constructing new settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories is to destroy al-Aqsa Mosque.

I have believed for a long time that Israel wants this al-Aqsa Mosque simply not to exist,” Mark Dankof told Press TV on Friday.

“Basically I think this [settlement expansion] is part of a systematic plan to take all of Jerusalem and to replace … the al-Aqsa Mosque with a so-called rebuilt Jewish temple based on the model of the one that was destroyed in 1870,” he added.

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