Jerusalem24– The occupation municipality in occupied Jerusalem announced that it had begun converting the “Karm Al-Mufti” in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood into a “biblical garden” at a cost of 28 million shekels.
In a statement, the municipality indicated that the park will be opened within two years on a land area of 25 dunums.
The statement said, “In cooperation with the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage and the Jerusalem Development Authority, we started building Wadi Al-Joz Park, which will be the largest in Jerusalem.”
It added, “The park, which will extend over an area of 25 dunums, will include seating areas, playgrounds, and sports facilities, including those accessible to people with disabilities, walking and cycling paths, shaded seating complexes, a café, public toilets, a sports court, and a fountain, large areas for sports, and areas for gatherings and picnics. ”
The occupation municipality pointed out that the project will be implemented through the “Moria” company.
indicating that access to the park will be available through the city bike paths, public institutions and schools that will be built in the entire area.
The land of “Karm Al-Mufti” is located opposite the house of the former Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, whose land adjacent to his house was transformed into a settlement after the demolition of the Shepherd Hotel.
Recently, crews from the Israeli “Antiquities Authority” and the occupation municipality stormed “Karam Al-Mufti,” and began preparatory work for the establishment of a “biblical garden” on his land, claiming the search for antiquities on the site.
The occupation authorities seized the palace of the Mufti Al-Husseini and gave his administration to the settler group Ateret Cohanim, which in turn turned it into a synagogue. Several years ago, it built 28 settlement units on the rubble of the land for the benefit of the settlers.