Israel sues Waqf over restroom built at archaeological site

The Israel Antiquities Authority is suing the Muslim Waqf for the illegal construction of a restroom in an archaeological site in the area of the Temple Mount.

The Antonia Fortress, which is believed to date from at least 31 BCE, sits atop the Western Wall tunnels sparking fears that sewage from the restroom will seep into the structures below, Channel 10 reports.

The suit also includes IAA opposition to a Waqf plan to break through one of the walls on the Temple Mount itself.