Israeli government demolishing several historical buildings near Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa

Israeli government has been demolishing several historical buildings near Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa.

It was claimed that authorities plan to build a synagogue and a police station on the site.

Started on Wednesday morning, Israeli bulldozers continue demolishing ancient building and archways just few metres away from the al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest sites of Islam.

According to a statement released from the al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage who showed anger towards the demolishment, and said, "On its second day, the Israeli authorities demolished ancient Islamic structures in the Old City of Jerusalem just 50 meters away from al-Aqsa Mosque."

The Foundation's statement claimed that the demolition touched historic buildings in the Old City and the authorities plan to build a synagogue, a reception hall, an advanced surveillance and police station, a museum, several restrooms, and a new entrance which leads to the tunnels west of the Old City Wall.