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Palestinians in Jerusalem fight back against “Jerusalem City Center” project

On Thursday, the Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem issued an injunction to freeze the search for the organizational chart prepared by the Israeli municipality for the East Jerusalem region and to freeze the date for objections to the plan until the final settlement of the pending case before the District Court.

Jerusalem24 – The Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Fadi Al-Hidami, praised the efforts of Palestinian Jerusalemites, lawyers, engineers and specialists who obstructed the so-called “Jerusalem City Center Project”. Al-Hidami pointed out that the solidarity of all Palestinians in the city of Jerusalem led to the suspension of the project, which would have changed the face of the city of Jerusalem that.

However, Al-Hidami stressed the importance of continuing efforts until this occupation project is completely canceled. He said, “Disrupting the project is the result of the efforts of citizens, civil society institutions, lawyers and engineers who all sensed the danger inherent in this project and rushed to protect their property, heritage and identity in the city of Jerusalem.”

The Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs had warned about the dangers of this project in meetings that took place with lawyers, engineers, civil society institutions and local residents. Al-Hidami had also raised the dangers of this occupation project with many consuls, international officials and United Nations institutions during recent weeks, calling for international action to stop it.

On Thursday, the Israeli Central Court in Jerusalem issued an injunction to freeze the search for the organizational chart prepared by the Israeli municipality for the East Jerusalem region and to freeze the date for objections to the plan until the final settlement of the pending case before the District Court.

This decision came based on a petition submitted by lawyer Ghayath Nasser to the court on behalf of a group of citizens from East Jerusalem, with the support of the Norwegian Refugee Council, to address the defects and legal breaches that occurred in the procedures for publishing the scheme to the public, which led to the public being unaware of this scheme and its omissions.

The plan targets the most sensitive areas in East Jerusalem, which is the center of the city, with an area of ​​approximately seven hundred dunams, which is the area between the Old City Wall and Sultan Suleiman Street from the south and between the Sheikh Jarrah area from the north and between Wadi Al-Jouz area from the east and Street No. One from the west. .

The so-called Israeli District Planning and Building Committee and the occupation municipality published the aforementioned scheme to the public at the end of last October.

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