Jerusalemites demonstrate against damaging historical burial ground

Jerusalemites demonstrate against damaging historical burial ground

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, — National and Islamic forces organized a demonstration on Wednesday at the Ma’manullah cemetery in occupied Jerusalem in which hundreds of Jerusalemites took part.

Local sources said that Israeli occupation forces encircled the demonstrators who were protesting the destruction of hundreds of graves in the historical cemetery at the hands of the Israeli occupation authority (IOA).

They said that the participants chanted slogans against occupation and its practices and hoisted placards denouncing the Israeli occupation.

For its part, the Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage issued a statement on Wednesday describing the IOA desecration of Ma’manullah as a “big crime” against the dead and the living.

It said that such a crime is not condoned by any of the heavenly legislations or international laws.

The foundation declared its full rejection of the crime, affirming its right to maintain the graveyard and rebuild whatever was destroyed inside it employing all judicial and popular means.