Holy Land: mass demolition planned to make way for pilgrim theme park on Independent Catholic News

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ICN – Independant Catholic News February 10, 2012

Palestinians in the East Jerusalem town of Silwan are living in fear of imminent eviction. Last week Israeli authorities posted demolition orders on several houses in Silwan’s al-Bustan neighbourhood, which they plan to develop into a theme park. With 1,000 people set to lose their homes, this would be the largest single mass demolition since 1967. Three days before the orders were issued, Israel shut down a local football club and a kindergarten.

Silwan lies just outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. Since the early 1990s the town has been targeted for Israeli settlement, largely coordinated by a charity called Elad (the City of David Foundation). For the al-Bustan neighbourhood Elad’s plans are to build the “King’s Gardens”, a theme park for tourists to walk in the footsteps of the biblical King Solomon. But this means sending in bulldozers to knock down the homes of families who have lived there for generations.

Even the British government has criticised the plans. On 30 December, minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said, “I condemn the decision by the Jerusalem Local Planning and Building Committee to build additional structures in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan… This is another provocative and deeply counter-productive step, the latest in a series by the Israeli authorities.” Yet Burt and the British government have done nothing to back up the comment, and continue to offer Israel preferential treatment. This sends a message to the Israeli government that it can ignore the criticisms.

At present many children from Silwan take their toys to school every day, not wanting to leave them behind in case their homes are knocked down. Your action will help end this climate of fear.

To ask your MP to demand that the government takes concrete action to stop the bulldozers see ACTION ALERT WAR ON WANT

Source Independent Catholic News.

Watch Caught on Camera: Ethnic Cleansing

Netanyahu’s Likud on it’s website: “The Jordan River as a Permanent Border”
The Jordan Valley and the territories that dominate it shall be under Israeli sovereignty. The Jordan river will be the permanent eastern border of the State of Israel. The Kingdom of Jordan is a desirable partner in the permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians in matters that will be agreed upon.


The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river.
Source: Likud platform

Latest Reports of the United Nations

  • New UN Report Shows Sharp Rise In Palestinians Uprooted By Israeli Demolitions – IMEMC – Jan 27, 2012
  • Report OCHA – Demolitions & Forced Displacement – Year 2011 – Report | PDF

Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) 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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Besides this, Israel approved plans to ethnic cleanse 57.000 bedouin from Palestine

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