Media conference denies objections to demolitions in East Jerusalem
During a press conference, the decision of the Israeli National Council for Planning and Building rejected all objections made by the residents of East Jerusalem against the structural map for the Jerusalem District.
Center confirmed 'justice' and the Civic Coalition for Jerusalem institutions, the new map of the so-called Quds Brigade, will inevitably lead to besiege the Palestinian Arab presence and the development of settlement activity and the presence in the city.
This came in a press conference held in a hotel in Jerusalem, was displayed Council resolution Qatari Israeli Planning and Building, the judge rejected all objections made by residents of East Jerusalem against the Master Plan District for the Jerusalem area, based so planned as the first, which is based on the exclusion of the Palestinians and the installation of Israeli control on occupied land as proving Jewish demographic majority in the region.
The mayor of Jerusalem Minister Adnan Husseini, that this policy is not new, they are applied in Jerusalem since the occupation in 1967, stressing that Israel sees great importance in targeting the old city of Jerusalem and through the application of the Absentee Property Law of looting buildings within the town and converted to ownership Jewish.
The representative of the National Coalition of Khalil Tufkaji, comprehensive picture of the policies of the Israeli occupation planning with regard to Jerusalem and the West Bank and the impact on the lives of Palestinians. He said 'It's under the scheme Israel is strangling the Palestinian neighborhoods by a network of roads and railways and the settlement blocs limit or even prevent the possibility of expansion and development of these neighborhoods'.
For its part, said Attorney Suhad Bishara 'The response of the National Council confirms that the main objectives of the scheme is to conduct engineering demographic remain, including the percentage of Palestinians in Jerusalem less than 30% of the city's population, and the development of operational steps through planned to implement the vision of a Greater Jerusalem by connecting settlement blocs in the West Bank geographically, economically and socially with the city of Jerusalem and the economic center of Israel in the vicinity of Tel Aviv, as the chart on the output as much as possible of the Palestinian masses outside the influence of the city to reduce the percentage of Palestinians in the city.
The Adalah, in cooperation with the Civic Coalition for Defending the Palestinians' Rights in Jerusalem, presented to the Board of Qatar in November 2008 objection detailed on a map structural District for the Jerusalem area as 73 interceptor (56 Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem and 17 local association), has been prepared objection both Hana Hamdan planned cities and regions, and Attorney Suhad Bishara 'justice'.
The conference was attended by a number of representatives of Jerusalem and international institutions and actors working in Jerusalem.