Days of Palestine – Jerusalem – According to Saleh Diab, an activist, the Israeli occupation authorities took 4700 square meters of Palestinian-owned property in the East Jerusalem district of Sheikh Jarrah in support of the illegally Israeli municipality’s intention to build a park.
He said that the Israeli occupation High Court ordered the acquisition of property held by four families: Obeidat, Odeh, Jarallah, and Mansour, in order to transform it into a public park controlled by the occupation municipality of West Jerusalem.
He went on to say that the municipality tried to take the land in 2016 but was failed.
In a phone conversation with the official WAFA news agency, one of the owners, Kamal Obeidat, confirmed that the move to grab the property near a hotel intends to increase the space available for building from 18,000 to 36,000 square meters in favor of the occupation municipality.
He explained that the area was utilized as a parking lot for buses and other vehicles in preparation for converting it into a project for the benefit of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, but that the occupation municipality now wants to take it over so that it may be used for its illegal colonies.
(Source / 01.11.2021)