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Occupation seizes 1,800 meters from Bab al-Rahma Cemetery in Jerusalem

October 3, 2012

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– A Palestinian committee in occupied Jerusalem warned against the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem decision to confiscate 1800 meters of the southern land of the Bab al-Rahma Cemetery in Jerusalem, and considered it a new aggression on Waqf and holy sites.

The Committee of Bab al-Rahma Cemetery in Silwan in occupied Jerusalem stated in a press statement that the Israeli occupation is violating the sanctity of Muslims and Christians holy sites in Jerusalem through attacking mosques, churches and other places of worship, as well as through attacking the dead in their graves, it said.

It said the confiscation of the cemetery’s land is an attempt to Judiaze it and establish tourist pathways and “Talmudic landmarks”, aiming to establish their alleged temple, preventing the Palestinian residents from burying their dead in this historic cemetery.

The committee warned against the danger on the holy city and towns and Al Aqsa Mosque especially after the Israeli escalating Judaization plans that aim to erase its Islamic and Christian Arab character.

The Committee criticized the Arab and Islamic passive attitude towards the Israeli Judaization systematic plans that could encourage the Israeli greed in the area.

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