Azhar Imam warns against Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem

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Maan News Agency – Nov 20, 2011

CAIRO (Ma’an) — Egypt’s top Muslim cleric warned on Sunday that Israel’s settlement building in East Jerusalem was opposed by Muslims the world over.

Imam of Al-Azhar Sheik Ahmed al-Tayeb said that harming the compound enshrining Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock — the Hamar al-Sharif — was a “red line that can’t be crossed.”

Israel and its supporters are trying to Judaize the city and expel Palestinians from their lands in contravention of international law and agreements, he told a press conference in Cairo.

Israel captured East Jerusalem in a 1967 war, and annexed the territory in a move never recognized by the international community.

The situation of Jerusalem is not only a Palestinian national cause, but an Islamic one, Sheik al-Tayeb said, adding that Muslims across the world would regain their rights.

Cairo’s Al-Azhar is the oldest Islamic seat of learning and a Sunni Muslim authority.

Source and more at the Maan News Agency

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Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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