Lafta residents outraged at plan transforming hundreds of dunums of land

[ 29/01/2011 – 04:24 PM ]

 

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Local councils are expressing total objection to a new Israeli construction plan that will change the historical character of the west Jerusalem village of Lafta.

Under Plan 6036, Israel will erect new homes for Jewish settlers and tourist sites, including nightclubs, restaurants, and gambling halls over 455 dunums of the village’s land.

Palestinian antiquities, homes, mosques, springs, and graves located along the Lafta’s borders will be leveled during construction.

Locals meeting at Lafta association headquarters in Ramallah condemned the plan, calling on UNESCO and other organizations to intervene and protect the area’s Palestinian heritage.

Lafta residents outraged at plan transforming hundreds of dunums of land.

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