Maqdesi: The IOA has closed 88 Jerusalemite institutions since 1967

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[ 31/01/2012 – 10:48 AM ]

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has shut down more than 88 Palestinian human rights, social and charitable organizations in occupied Jerusalem since 1967 and forced 33 others to move its offices to the West Bank, Al-Maqdesi organization for society development said.

The IOA started its campaign with the closure of the Arab Jerusalem municipal council (secretariat of the capital) in 1967 and proceeded to close 35 organizations one after the other until 1986, Maqdesi added in a recent report.

The IOA also closed 53 relief and civil society organizations during the period extending from 1995 to November 2011. Among these institutions were the orient house, the land research center, the Arab studies society, the higher council for tourism, the Palestinian radio and television authority, the geographical center of Palestine, the Palestinian prisoner society, and the Arab women care center, according to the report.

The IOA, the report says, has never made do with the arbitrary closure of the Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem, but it has also restricted since 1967 human rights, social and charitable activities of many other organizations by enacting racist laws aimed at drying up their funds, placing many obstacles to their peaceful and humanitarian activities, and harassing its members through threatening, arresting and exiling them from the holy city.

In a related incident, the IOA closed last Sunday the Islamic society and Silwan charity for 30 days at the pretext they were receiving funds from Hamas Movement and carrying out activities on its behalf.

These two organizations affirmed they are independent and licensed intuitions, and not affiliated with any political group, and added that the measures taken against them are part of the Israeli occupation’s campaign against Jerusalem institutions that started in 1967.

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