“Israel” Demolishes Historic Islamic Sites In Al-Quds, Its Navy Roams Al-Aqsa
Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage issued a press release, on Monday, revealing that “Israeli” in Occupied al-Quds.
The Foundation uncovered that the so-called “Israel’s” Archeological Authority has been destroying and burying ancient Islamic sites over the last five years during excavations in Al-Boraq area, 100 meters west of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The area is part of the Al-Magharba neighborhood that was demolished by “Israel” on June 11, 1967, after “Israel” occupied the West Bank and East of al-Quds.
It said that “the occupation is demolishing ancient sites, Islamic historic sites and structures, and claiming that it found Archeological Jewish sites underneath”, and added that “Israel is planning to build a huge Jewish Center, including five underground floors”.
“The excavations were conducted in Ash-Sharaf neighborhood, that was taken over in 1967, and most of its ancient Arabic and Islamic buildings were demolished before Islamic constructed the Jewish Neighborhood”, the Foundation said.
It further noted that “”Israel” also demolished ancient Islamic archeological sites, residencies and public structures, including a mosque and the Al-Afdaliyya School”.
The demolished structures were built in the later stages of the Omayyad era, and during the Abbasid era, the Mamlooky era, the Ayyoubi era, and the Ottoman era.
‘”Israel” is trying to void the Islamic culture, history and archeology, that extended for 1400 year”, the Foundation said, “Israel is trying to void an Arabic history that dates back to thousands of years, during the Canaanite and Yabousy eras”.
The Foundation stated that what “Israel” is doing is a “massacre targeting the Arab and Islamic history and culture in occupied al-Quds, especially in the area adjacent to the al-Aqsa Mosque.”
It strongly denounced the silence of Arab and International institutions that are failing to intervene in stopping the “Israeli” violations against the Arab and Islamic archeological sites in al-Quds.
Meanwhile, “Israeli” occupation police admitted that “57 members of its navy and a member of the Knesset took a tour in al-Aqsa mosque’s yards.”
The head of the Islamic Awqaf department in al-Quds, Azzam al-Khatib, said “the soldiers spread out in the mosques’ yards and roamed around while in their military uniform.”
“These tours are always repeated, as groups from the different “Israeli” forces and settlers enter the mosque and do provocative tours inside its yards,” al-Khatib explained.
Dozens of Jewish settlers barge into Aqsa mosque
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Dozens of Jewish settlers entered the Aqsa mosque on Tuesday morning escorted by special police forces, local sources said.
They said that the settlers and foreign tourists entered the Aqsa in groups via the Maghareba gate, walked in its plazas, hoisted the Israeli flag, and took group photos.
A big number of Israeli soldiers on Monday broke into the Aqsa plazas and raised the Israeli flag in front of the Dome of the Rock.
“Israel” uses water as a weapon against the indigenous population
NAZARETH,(PIC)– A local Palestinian official in the Negev desert, south of Palestine occupied in 1948, accused the occupation of using water as a weapon in order to displace people of Negev aiming to take control of their lands.
The head of Regional Council for Unrecognized Villages (RCUV), Ibrahim Alwakili, said that Israel deliberately denies water supply to the Arab Bedouins in the Negev causing daily suffering for more than 70 thousand people.
Hundreds of unrecognized Palestinian villagers in the Negev, demonstrated, on Sunday, outside the Israeli water company “Mekorot” in Beersheba protesting against the raising of water prices in these villages, and for not providing a regular supply of water.
Alwakili told Quds press that only one or two out of one hundred requests filed by Arab citizens in the Negev to get water are accepted for racial reasons.
He also pointed out that the occupation authorities “sell water to the Jewish citizen at prices much lower compared with the high prices they sell it to the Palestinian people in the Negev.”
He also confirmed that denying water to Arabs is not due to the water shortage but due to the Israeli racist measures because water mains pass under those Arab villages and next to them, for the benefit of Israeli settlements, but Arab villages are deprived regular water supply even when mains pass meters away from Arab homes.
IOF soldiers launch large-scale demolition spree of Bedouin homes
JORDAN VALLEY, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) went on a demolition spree of Bedouin homes in Khirbat Al-Mayta area in Wadi Al-Maleh in the northern Jordan Valley.
Locals said that the IOF soldiers also continued to confiscate water tanks to force the inhabitants to abandon the area.
They said that IOF bulldozers razed a big number of tents and tin houses without allowing the citizens to salvage their belongings and told them to leave the area.
IOF soldiers storm Al-Khalil village, beat up young man
AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) fiercely beat up a Palestinian young man while on his way to prayers in his village of Samu, south of Al-Khalil, at dawn Wednesday.
Local sources said that IOF soldiers stormed the village at dawn and detained Mohammed Abu Awad for an hour during which they beat him with their rifle butts and batons.
Other IOF infantry patrols stormed the village of Raihiya and Fawar refugee camp in Al-Khalil, installed roadblocks, and obstructed traffic, locals said.
Israeli court turns down appeal of detained journalist
AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– An Israeli court in the Negev has turned down an appeal by lawyer of journalist Amer Abu Arafa against his administrative detention.
Abu Arafa, a correspondent for the Shihab news agency, told the PIC from his Negev prison on Monday that the court in the jail claimed that there were new “secret” information against him.
He said that his six-month administrative custody thus remained in force without decrease.
Jerusalemite sentenced to 18 months for throwing stones on light rail
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– An Israeli court sentenced a 19-year-old Jerusalemite youth to one and a half years in jail for throwing stones at a light rail in occupied Jerusalem.
A spokeswoman for the Israeli police claimed that the youth, Mousa Abu Khadir, from Shufat refugee camp confessed to throwing stones along with his friends.
She said that the light rail was slightly damaged on its right side in the incident that occurred while passing in Shufat refugee camp.
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