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Palestine: Al-Aqsa Foundation condemns organizing Formula 1 race in OJ & streets closed, lands confiscated

Al-Aqsa Foundation condemns organizing Formula 1 race in occupied Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Al-Aqsa Foundation for Endowment and Heritage (AFEH) warned that the aim behind organizing Formula 1 car race in the vicinity of the Old City wall and al-Aqsa mosque is the reinforcement of Judaization projects.

The Formula 1 race is taking place in the occupied city of Jerusalem with the participation of the Ferrari World team, under local and international sponsorship.

The Foundation warned of the seriousness of such activities that come within the framework of the Judaization plans implemented by the occupation authorities in the city of Jerusalem.

The presence of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and al-Buraq Wall, in addition to alleyways of the old town in the promotional video of the race confirms the Israeli Judaization plans, the Foundation said.

Al-Aqsa Foundation pointed out that is slated to start from the neighborhoods in the western part of Jerusalem towards the eastern part, in the vicinity of the Old City wall.

Between 50 to 100 thousands spectators are expected to attend the race, under the sponsorship Kaspersky Company specialized in computer protection programs.

Israeli occupation police closed main streets leading to the Old City in occupied Jerusalem on Thursday and Friday due to the preparations for the organization of the Formula 1 race.

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IOF closes streets, confiscates lands in Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israeli occupation police closed main streets leading to the Old City in occupied Jerusalem on Thursday, local sources said.

The Israeli decision to close the streets came due to the preparations for the organization of the Formula 1 race, which will take place on Thursday and Friday in the occupied city of Jerusalem with the participation of the Ferrari World team, under the sponsorship Kaspersky Company specialized in computer protection programs.

The police declared, in a statement, their intention to close the streets leading to al-Khalil, Asbat, and Al Magharibah Gates in the Old City on Thursday and Friday, according to Jerusalemite sources.

The race will be launched from the neighborhoods in the western part of Jerusalem towards the eastern part, in the vicinity of the Old City wall.

For its part; the Jerusalem’s Sports Federations Group asserted that the Ferrari race comes within the framework of the Judaization plans implemented by the occupation in the city of Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, the Israeli police, accompanied with bulldozers and trucks, evacuated on Wednesday Wadi Joz car park east of Jerusalem claiming that it belongs to Israel Lands Administration (ILA).

Siyam, Abu Ta’a, and Farhan families confirmed that the car park was established on their own lands, declaring their intention to prosecute the ILA for its racial policy.

The families confirmed that the Israeli authorities have notified them since 6 months to evacuate the car park.

The park owners affirmed that they have official documents confirming their ownership of the land, where they appealed to the Israeli Municipal Authorities which permitted them to rehabilitate the park to be used as a car park, however they were surprised yesterday by the ILA breaking into the park.

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Shirin Issawi banned from practicing her job for 2 more years

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Israeli authorities banned the Jerusalemite lawyer Shirin Issawi, the sister of prisoner Samer Issawi, from practicing her work under “security reasons.”

The decision was issued by the Israeli prosecutor, where she was banned over the 3 previous years from practicing her work as a lawyer since her arrest in 2010, she clarified.

Shirin stated in a press release that she was due to resume her work yesterday but she was surprised by an Israeli decision that renews the ban for two more years.

Shirin was held for a whole year in Israeli jails. Her brother Samer Issawi went on hunger strike for more than 8 months protesting his re-arrest after being liberated in Wafa al-Ahrar deal.

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