The Al-Aqsa Foundation says the plans are a threat to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is adjacent to the Western Wall.
The area is considered the third holiest in Islam and holiest in Judaism. (complete article)
The issue is the proposed building of an elevator for handicapped visitors to the Kotel (western wall.) Of course the Arabs don't want any Jewish construction in the area, in principle, but their opposition to the elevator for the handicapped is totally laughable.
In a statement, the foundation said the project intended to divide the mosque and prevent worshipers from reaching it, citing the plan as an attempt by Israeli forces to increase the presence of Jews in the area. (emphasis mine)
What's the threat by elderly, handicapped and young families with baby carriages? Are they afraid of canes, crutches and pacifiers?
During the nineteen years Jordan governed the area Jews were forbidden entirely, the same discriminatory policy for all of the Jewish holy sites in Judea and Samaria. Only Israel allows all religions full civil rights. Oops! Not exactly. Jews are severely restricted on the Temple Mount, our holiest site in the world. Something's very wrong....