Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Israel approves plan to build huge Jewish tourist center in Silwan

OCCUPIED JEUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Zionist district committee for planning and building approved on Monday a plan to build what it called the foot center in Wadi Hilwa neighborhood of Silwan area, Al-Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage said.

In a report, the Aqsa foundation stated that Israel intensified and accelerated unprecedentedly its Judaization activities around the Aqsa Mosque compared to its plans in the past which took years before approval and implementation.

The foundation said it had monitored Israeli moves to build a huge tourist project on a seized Palestinian land near the fence of the old city of occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli occupation authority used this Palestinian land as a parking lot for Jewish settlers and the settlement outpost Zuwar center or David city and now it intends to build a Jewish center in this land, according to the report.

The report noted that this project is part of a larger scheme to Judaize the entire circumference of the Aqsa Mosque.

It also warned that this Jewish center and its annexes would be connected to a network of tunnels that were established beneath Silwan and Wadi Hilwa areas, and the vicinity of the Aqsa Mosque and would be like a pivot point for Judaization activities in Jerusalem.

Israel approves plan to build huge Jewish tourist center in Silwan