Settlements eat up 65% of Al-Khalil territory

[ PIC 08/04/2012 – 11:09 PM ]

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– The Zionists occupation filled it with settlements, stole its land, killed its children, surrounded its Mosque and dismembered the city to control more than 65% of its area. That is how the land of the district of al-Khalil was divided between Jewish settlements and occupation military bases.

An expert in settlement Abdul Hadi Hantash told PIC: “Al-Khalil is, deeply and clearly, suffering from the onslaught of settlement in the year 2012 and I expect that settlements in the district will expand by 30% while they expanded last year by 20% . Thus, the number of settlement units will be doubled”. He also explained that the policy of adding mobile homes in many outposts in the district is a part of a larger plan that aims at installing more settlement outposts.

He added that 65% of the district’s area which exceeded 1103.5 square kilometers was extorted for settlements, camps of Zionist soldiers and bypass roads. Amongst the settlements to which new buildings were added are “Tnaamarim” and “Sansana” in the south of Dhahiriya, “Susia” in the South of Yatta, “Maoun”, “Carmaniel” and “Njhot” in the south of Doura, and “Kharsina” in the north of Al-Khalil.

Continuous Zionist orgy

Al-Khalil inhabitants consider that the Zionists’ settlement annihilated the most important agricultural land and the forest areas under the pretext that they are areas belonging to them or classified as “C” areas or they are nature reserves, military camps or military stores, knowing that a large proportion of which are military zones.

Abu Mohammed Shuraitah a citizen from the city of Yatta told PIC that the settlers’ almost daily attacks prove the policy of harassment of citizens, in addition to their uprooting of trees, their attack on the properties in the east of Yatta, and their assault of students and teachers at a school which received a demolition order under the pretext of endangering the settlers’ safety.

Hantash revealed that the Ibrahimi Mosque’s surrounding, the old town and neighborhoods were seized through the expulsion of Palestinian residents from their homes and that the 500 settlers in Al-Khalil old city, including students of the religious school called the school of “theology” are considered to be experienced in attacking and threatening indigenous residents and their children.

Religious allegations

The settlers in Al-Khalil claim their right in the city under the pretext that the land religiously is theirs. Nidal Abu Koidr another citizen of Al-Khalil told PIC that Zionist settlers use force to grab land and properties repeatedly by demolition and eviction orders mentioning the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre in 1994 which ended up with dozens of martyrs and wounded.

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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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