Abu Sha’ar: Israel is racing against time to Judaize O. Jerusalem

[ 07/12/2010 – 10:48 AM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian minister of religious affairs Dr. Taleb Abu Sha’ar warned of the Israeli occupation state’s intention to build 846 settlement units in the eastern part of occupied Jerusalem, stressing Israel is racing against time to Judaize the entire holy land.

In a press release on Monday, Dr. Abu Sha’ar explained that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) declared its intention to build 130 housing units in Gilo settlement which was established on Palestinian lands annexed from Beit Safafa town, south of Jerusalem, in addition to other 716 units in a number of settlements located in the north of Jerusalem.

The minister of religious affairs also denounced the systematic demolition of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem, saying that Israel razed last month dozens of Jerusalemite homes in different neighborhoods and villages.

The minister noted to the ongoing break-ins carried out by extremist Jewish settlers at the Aqsa Mosque and Israel’s intention to demolish Ibrahim Al-Khalil Mosque.

He emphasized that there is a question mark hanging over the Arab, Islamic and international silence on Israel’s persistence in its settlement and Judaization activities and called for saving Jerusalem and its people from the clutches of the Israeli occupation and its heinous violations.

In another incident, the IOA on Sunday evening handed 12 Palestinian citizens demolitions orders against their homes and tents in Bardala village in Tubas city, north of the West Bank, at the pretext of unlicensed construction.

Palestinian local sources said that the owners of these homes and tents filed an appeal against the demolition orders, but an Israeli court rejected it.

Abu Sha’ar: Israel is racing against time to Judaize O. Jerusalem.

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