Jerusalem municipality to build a Jewish museum in Silwan

Thursday, 13 January, 2011 | 08:55 |  Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem The entrance to the "City of David" visitors center - part of Elad

The entrance to the “City of David” visitors center – part of Elad’s controlled areas in Silwan

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) — According to a report by Haaretz newspaper, the Jerusalem municipality and the Israeli ministry of tourism will transfer 2 million NIS for the construction of a Jewish museum in an Elad-controlled structure in the heart of Silwan village. The structure, which belongs to Moussa Abbasi, was confiscated by the Israeli state using the Absentee Property Law. Shortly after, the structure was leased long-term to Elad Association.

This move is just one in a series of provocations and part of a policy, endorsed by the Israeli authorities, to expand the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem in general and in Silwan in particular, at the expense of Palestinian residents.

Jerusalem municipality to build a Jewish museum in Silwan « Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem.

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