Israel separates part of Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem

Part Muslim cemetery

The so called Israel Nature and Parks Authority on Wednesday has separated a part of Bab al-Rahma Muslim cemetery in Occupied Jerusalem, which is adjacent to al-Aqsa Mosque’s eastern wall, for the establishment of a “national park”.

The construction of the park goes in line with the Israeli plan being implemented in the vicinity of the historic wall of Jerusalem, aiming at changing the Islamic features of the city.

The people of Silwan town objected this violation and confronted Israeli teams more than once since the cemetery is an Islamic Waqf (endowment) property. It is one of the oldest graveyards in Palestine where dozens of scholars, martyrs and religious men are buried.

(Source / 09.05.2018)

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