Malaysia condemns Israel's dig at Jerusalem holy site

Malaysia, which chairs the world's largest Islamic grouping, condemned Israel on

Saturday for allegedly illegal construction work at a Jerusalem holy site, saying it would hurt peace efforts.


Muslims worldwide have been angered by Israeli work at a compound in Jerusalem's Old City, home to the golden-capped Dome of the Rock shrine and Al Aqsa mosque, where Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven. (AP)