Israeli plan to confiscate Mount of “Gerizim”

[ PIC 05/07/2012 – 10:15 AM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation government decided to convert Mount of “Gerizim” in Nablus to a garden and a nature reserve run by the Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority and the Israel Antiquities Authority in an attempt to confiscate it.

Palestinian sources considered this measure as a new Israeli assault and piracy to take control over Palestinian heritage in total violation to the International conventions that protect the cultural heritage during occupation, guided by the principles concerning the protection of cultural property during armed conflict established in 1907, the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and the Hague Convention of 1954 that states “damage to cultural property belonging to any people whatsoever means damage to the cultural heritage of all mankind, since each people makes its contribution to the culture of the world”.

This step came to implement the occupation government’s decision in 2010 to transfer a number of Palestinian cultural heritage sites to “Israeli” sites and attach it to the Occupying state.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers continued their attacks against the Palestinian people and lands, where Jewish settlers broke into the evacuated Homesh settlement south of Jenin in the northern West Bank, under Israeli soldiers’ protection.

Local sources confirmed that the settlers blocked the former settlement’s entrance causing traffic jams. They also gathered on the hill mountain which the settlement was built on before 2005, and chanted hymns and spread through the olive groves in the territory of Silat Daher and Borqa.

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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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