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The occupation begins to register lands south of Al-Aqsa as “Jewish property”

Amman Today

publish date 2022-12-24 11:28:00

Al-Bawsala – The Israeli occupation authorities are working at an accelerated pace to Judaize large areas of the lands of the occupied city of Jerusalem, specifically in the vicinity of the Old City and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, by registering their ownership in the name of Jewish families and settlement associations, with the aim of seizing the remaining Palestinian property in the city.

The so-called Israeli Ministry of “Judiciary” began to register the ownership of large lands belonging to the Islamic endowments, and others belonging to Palestinians in the so-called “archaeological park” south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, as part of the “land registration and settlement” project in the occupied city.

And last April, the application of the project to the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood led to the registration of a section of land in the eastern and western part of it, in favor of Jews who claimed ownership of it before 1948 without any proof or documents, although the people presented Turkish Tabu coins, but the occupation court refused Consider it.

The occupation authorities claim that most of the plots in which the land registration procedures began are “Jewish ownership,” or the ownership of the “Custodian of Absentee Property.” In some of them, the “Israeli trustee” is pushing forward to build settler neighborhoods.

In 2018, the occupation government allocated a budget of $16 million for the implementation of the project, claiming to “promote and facilitate Palestinian construction, and improve the quality of life of Palestinians” in Jerusalem. in favor of settlement associations.

Steal what’s left

The researcher in Jerusalem affairs, Fakhri Abu Diab, explains that the occupation began working on the second step of leveling and registering lands south of Al-Aqsa, especially in the town of Silwan, the southern incubator of the mosque, after it finished registering areas and basins of land in Sheikh Jarrah and the town of Beit Safafa.

Abu Diab said, in his interview with “Safa” agency, that the occupation aims, behind the land settlement and registration in the names of Jewish personalities, families, and settlement associations, to steal the remaining private and endowment lands south of Al-Aqsa, in order to prepare the area for future Judaization projects.

He points out that the occupation authorities claim, according to the “Absentee Property” law, that the owners of these lands are not residents of Jerusalem and are considered absent, and that everyone who did not participate in the settlement procedure will have their land registered in the names of Jews.

According to the Israeli project, 50% of the land of southern Al-Aqsa, which is about 5 thousand dunums, will be registered and seized, and it will be transferred to the benefit of Jews and settlement associations, as well as completing the settlement of the remaining Jerusalem lands until the end of 2025.

Since the occupation of Jerusalem in 1967, the occupation authorities have not registered land ownership in the city, and until today, more than 90% of the land in East Jerusalem is not organized or registered by anyone in the records of the Israeli Ministry of Justice.

The researcher, Al-Maqdisi, explains that the occupation authorities and their settlement associations target the southern area of ​​Al-Aqsa, in order to Judaize it and attack the mosque, by stealing the rest of Silwan lands and turning them into either “fake graves” or “Biblical gardens” or by settling and registering these lands with Jewish property.

attack on the maximum

The registration procedures constitute “a leap forward in the plan to Judaize Jerusalem, and the occupation’s control over the south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is the most sensitive area in the Holy City.”

Jerusalemites refuse to cooperate with the occupation institutions in the field of land registration and settlement, for fear of controlling them, depending on the “Absentee Property” law, or of leaking them, transferring them to settlers, or exploiting them in future projects.

Abu Diab points out that the procedures for settling and registering about 183 dunums of land in the Umayyad palaces area, south of Al-Aqsa and its surroundings, have been completed, in the name of Jews and settlement associations.

And with the beginning of next year 2023, the occupation authorities intend to start leveling the lands of Qalandia, Kafr Aqab and Samirmis, with the aim of entering lands that claim to belong to Israelis and Jewish associations, and to register them and include them in the structural plans for settlement expansion projects to be implemented north of Jerusalem.

Abu Diab asserts that the occupation seeks to change the reality of the Jerusalem lands, whether private or endowment, to prepare them for more future Judaization and settlement projects, and to remove all protective shields for Al-Aqsa Mosque, in order to pounce on it, especially with the political changes taking place in “Israel.”


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