Islamic-Christian commission warns of building Jewish town in place of Silwan
|Saturday, February 6,2010 22:20|
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM -- The Islamic-Christian commission for patronizing Jerusalem and holy sites on Friday warned of Israeli intentions to build a Jewish religious town on the ruins of the houses of Silwan people in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
Commenting on the threats made by head of the Israeli-controlled municipal council in the holy city Nir Barakat to demolish all Palestinian homes in Silwan, the commission said that that means the displacement of hundreds of Palestinian families.
It added that the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) with its political and military wings, according to their extremist Toratic vision, consider Silwan the City of David.
The commission pointed out that there are more than 60 settlement outposts in Silwan including Jewish religious institutes, apartment buildings, parking lots and others.
In a separate incident, a large number of Israeli settlers on Thursday appropriated an area of 500 dunums on a hill located near the village of Jalud in Nablus, where the IOA plans to establish a new settlement.
Palestinian citizens reported that the settlers placed on the hill four mobile homes, which means a premeditated intention to stay a long time there.