|Israel prepares for demolishing whole neighborhood in Jerusalem|
|[ 29/11/2008 - 04:04 PM ]|
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Islamic-Christian front for the defense of Jerusalem warned that a group of Zionist settlement enterprises especially the Israeli municipality had earmarked more than $300,000,000 for the demolition of a whole neighborhood in the Silwan town called Al-Bustan located southeastern of Jerusalem's old city.
Dr. Hasan Khater, the secretary-general of the front, explained that the Israeli municipality of occupied Jerusalem and other settlement enterprises, namely, the east Jerusalem development company, the authority of archeology, the authority of nature and the Elad foundation allocated the money to destroy all houses, buildings and Arab remains in the neighborhood in order to judaize it.
Dr. Khater also said that the IOA will displace more than 1,500 Palestinian natives from the neighborhood in order to build a Jewish neighborhood in its place, pointing out that the IOA actually started to send large trucks laden with iron bars and building materials to the area.
He underlined that the people of Silwan with the support of a number of Jerusalemites, foreign activists and human rights organizations are trying to stop this settlement project.
Khater added that this Zionist scheme would lead to the isolation of the Aqsa Mosque and the old town from the southern side as a prelude to the complete encirclement of the eastern and northern sides as well in case the IOA implemented its judaization projects in the Bab Al-Rahma cemetery and the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
He appealed in this regard to the international community and the legal and human rights organizations to assume their role in protecting the holy city and its identity from the Israeli attempts to judaize it and counterfeit the demographic, cultural and religious facts in the city.
More than 88 houses in Al-Bustan will be demolished, these houses are home to more than 1,500 Palestinian residents a large percentage of them are children. If this demolition were carried out, it would be the largest demolition act after the demolition of Al-Maghareba neighborhood inside the old city in 1967. The house owners in Al-Bustan received court orders demanding them to evacuate their houses.
Israel prepares for demolishing whole neighborhood in Jerusalem
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تاريخ التسجيل : 24/05/2007