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“Israel” bulldozing privately-owned Palestinian land in Wadi al-Rababa

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)- The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) in Jerusalem has continued to carry out bulldozing activities on Palestinian-owned land in Wadi al-Rababa area in Silwan district.

According to landowners, the Israeli nature and parks authority forcibly seized a vast tract of land in Wadi al-Rababa and gave itself the right to bulldoze the area despite the presence of previous court verdicts ordering a halt to such operations.

Wadi al-Rababa neighborhood is located in Silwan district, south of the Aqsa Mosque, stretching over nearly 350 dunums of land planted with fruitful trees and perennial olive trees. The entire land is private property belonging to Silwan residents and there are also 100 homes and one Mosque in the area and all of them are threatened with evacuation and demolition.

During the past years, the Israeli municipality in Occupied Jerusalem issued decisions to appropriate about 100 dunums of land in Wadi al-Rababa in order to build a national part and other projects for Jewish settlers.

There is one Jewish settler outpost in Wadi al-Rababa, where the IOA systematically works on seizing more Palestinian land and property to carry out Judaization projects because of their location near the Aqsa Mosque.

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