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Palestine: $ 145 million for Judaization of Jerusalem, land seized & IOF storms a Church

Jewish Foundation contributes U.S. $ 145 million for Judaization of Jerusalem

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– UJA-Federation in New York announced its intention to allocate $145 million for Judaization projects in Jerusalem, within the framework of a campaign to Judaize the holy city.

Head of the Jerusalem International Center Hassan Khater said in a statement on Monday that there are 13 Jewish organizations specialized in the construction of the temple and the Judaization of Jerusalem, and that each one of them has its financial resources and its own role.

He warned that the Jewish Government and organizations have been joining their efforts to Judaize Jerusalem and the holy sites, taking advantage of the developments and the ongoing bitter conflicts in the Arab arena.

Khater called for providing a financial support for Jerusalemites to help them confront the Judaization projects.

He warned of the Knesset’s interference in the affairs of Al-Aqsa Mosque and said it is “a serious and an unprecedented development”, pointing to a number of bills submitted to the Knesset that aim to judaize the Mosque.

Head of the Jerusalem International Center also warned of the escalated settlement activity, the ongoing excavations under Jerusalem and the continued raids in the city’s holy sites.

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Settlers set up a new outpost south of Nablus

NABLUS, (PIC)– A group of settlers on Monday morning set up a new settlement outpost, as they erected tents in the east of the town of Burin, south of the city of Nablus in the West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of Israeli Settlements File in the northern occupied West Bank, said in a statement that a group of settlers from Bracha settlement, set up on citizens’ lands east of the town of Burin, started since the early morning hours setting up a number of tents in Zakaka area in preparation for the establishment of a new outpost.

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Extremist Jewish settlers seize Palestinian land in Khader town

BETHLEHEM, (PIC)– A horde of Jewish settlers appropriated by force a piece of land owned by a Palestinian citizen in Khader town, south of Bethlehem.

Coordinator of the popular committee against settlement Ahmed Salah said that armed Jewish settlers led by head of “women with green berets” group Nadia Matar, who supports Israel’s settlement activities, invaded the land in Khalat Umm Al-Fahm area in the town.

Salah added that the settlers cultivated the land, planted crops and installed an irrigation system.

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45 Jews storm Al-Aqsa courtyards

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC) — 45 Jewish extremists, protected by the Israeli police, stormed on Sunday morning Al-Aqsa mosque.

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided at dawn the house of Omar Shalabi, secretary general of Fatah in Jerusalem, and arrested his 13-year-old son.

Local sources reported that the forces arrested the boy in a provocative way for unknown reasons.

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IOF storms a Church in al-Khalil

AL-KHALIL, (PIC)– Israeli military forces on Sunday stormed a church in the city of al-Khalil in the south of the occupied West Bank.

According to Palestinian security sources, three Israeli military vehicles raided in the early morning hours the Moscobiya Church in the city of al-Khalil. No arrests were reported.

Meanwhile, the occupation forces arrested a 17-year-old Palestinian boy, following a raid on his house in the town of Khader near Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank.

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