Israel razes Muslim grave in East Jerusalem cemetery

Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – The Israeli occupation municipality of West Jerusalem today infringed on the centuries-old al-Yousifieh Islamic cemetery in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Mustafa Abu Zahra, caretaker of the Islamic cemeteries in the holy city.

He said that a municipality bulldozer today destroyed one of the graves and the bones were scattered.

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Palestinians who were present in the area blocked the work of the bulldozer and forced it out of the area.

The Israeli municipality intends to build a park at the location of the cemetery, a step that has angered many residents of East Jerusalem who have loved ones buried in that cemetery.

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In Early December 2020, a municipality bulldozer demolished the cemetery’s stone wall, a week after demolishing its stairway.

(Source / 10.10.2021)

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