Iran Building Replica of Al-Aqsa Mosque in South Lebanon in Honor of Ahmadinejad's Visit

(Ynet News) Oshrat Nagar Levit - A replica of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque is being completed a few hundred meters from the border with Israel in Maroun al-Ras in southern Lebanon in honor of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's upcoming visit, Yediot Ahronot reported Tuesday. The structure is being made to look exactly like its Jerusalem prototype with a golden dome, but with an Iranian flag in honor of its sponsor. The site will also include a boardwalk and a lookout point from which Ahmadinejad plans to throw a symbolic stone at Israel. Shimon Biton, head of the council of the Israeli town of Avivim, located just a few hundred meters from the new mosque, said: "From our bitter experience we are sure that during the next war this site will be used as a foremost Hizbullah outpost. I am certain that bunkers and military storerooms have been built underneath it."

2010-10-05 11:24:33

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