Silwan inhabitants fear confiscation of their land in court ruling

[ 16/06/2011 – 07:43 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Silwan town committee has called for a sit-in before the Jerusalem court of construction and planning on Thursday which is supposed to issue a ruling on confiscation of 550 dunums of land in Silwan, Jabl Mukabir, and Wad Yasul in occupied Jerusalem.

The committee described the scheme as the most serious over the past few years as it covers vast area of land and is close to the Old City gates.

It said in a statement that the land might be lost forever in light of the current situation in the holy city, pointing to the Israeli government’s decision to allocate 100 million dollars for the purpose of confiscation of land and demolition of Palestinian houses

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