Israeli municipality digs up 300 Muslim graves in Jerusalem this week for "Museum of Tolerance"
16-7-2009/ PNN - Violations of the international laws that make Israeli
measures to overtake East Jerusalem illegal are on a serious rise.
like Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah are continuing to resist threats of home
demolition and land confiscation by hosting Friday prayers today. But stopping
the occupying Israeli administration is far off.
week the Israelis excavated 300 Islamic graves in Ma’man Allah Cemetery. With
the help of the “Museum of Tolerance” in Los Angeles, the Israeli-controlled
Jerusalem Municipality is continuing work to place another “Museum of
Tolerance” atop the Muslim cemetery.
the Israelis took the skeletons from 300 graves this week, the Palestinian
Centre for Human Rights confirms, they dumped them into one mass grave.
Ma’man Allah Cemetery near Hebron Gate in Jerusalem began being systematically
destroyed for this museum two years ago. A court case slowed it down.
cemetery is approximately 200 dunams in size and includes graves of Muslim
intellectuals and soldiers who fought the Crusaders in the city as part of
Salah Addin‘s army.
in the city this week as part of public Israeli efforts intended to establish a
Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem, they demolished two houses in Beit
Hanina and Silwan claiming that they were built without permits.