Islamic-Christian commission warns against Judaization activities in J’lem

[ 24/04/2011 – 09:37 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Islamic-Christian commission for the support of Jerusalem and holy sites warned of the escalating Judaization and settlement activities in occupied Jerusalem.

Secretary-general of the commission Hasan Khater appealed to the Arab and Islamic worlds to stand by Jerusalem people and help them to confront the Israeli occupation’s scheme aimed to expel them from their holy city.

In a press release on Saturday, Khater noted that there is no strategy for strengthening the Jerusalem people’s steadfastness at the Palestinian official level, but the opposite is happening, where they are forced to work and live outside their city.

For his part, preacher of the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem Sheikh Jum’ah called on the Arab and Muslim nations and the world’s free people not to forget Jerusalem which is exposed to daily Israeli massacres targeting its identity, history and indigenous people.

Sheikh Jum’ah noted that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) imposes heavy taxes on the merchants of Jerusalem and hefty fees on the natives who want to get building permits, while it builds thousands of settlement units for Jewish settlers in order to bring about a demographic change.

He added that the IOA is now besieging Jerusalem with settlements and outposts in order to Judaize it and separate it from its Palestinian surrounding.

The IOA has demolished hundreds of Palestinian homes, especially in Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, Shuafat, Issawiya districts resulting in the displacement of thousands of Jerusalemites, withdrew thousands of IDs from them, prevented religious and national figures from entering the holy city or the Aqsa Mosque, initiated a systematic campaign to obliterate Arab and Islamic landmarks and sites in Jerusalem, the preacher affirmed.

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