Jerusalem24 – Yesterday, it was revealed that the Israeli authorities have started implementing a settlement project near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. This comes at a time when the Israeli forces launched a massive demolition campaign in the town of Ya’bad, that affected commercial facilities and agricultural water tanks, and continued bulldozing operations in the lands of Kisan village, coinciding with the escalation of the settler attacks on the village itself. during which they abused a citizen and his sons, planted trees and installed electricity poles in its lands in preparation for their seizure, in addition to storming the archaeological site in the town of Sebastia.
Yesterday, the Israeli authorities began implementing a settler project that includes corridors, squares and an elevator to facilitate settlers’ entry to the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.
According to the Palestinian daily, Al-Ayyam, Israel aims to seize approximately 300 square meters of the mosque’s courtyards and facilities, and 2 million shekels have been allocated so far to finance the project.
The project is implemented by the Engineering and Construction Department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense and under the supervision of the civil administration affiliated, and is expected to last about six months. The project includes the construction of a corridor and a road to facilitate the access of settlers, pedestrians and their cars, to the Ibrahimi Mosque, in addition to the construction of an elevator for the same purpose.
Last April, the Israeli courts rejected a Palestinian appeal to freeze the construction of an electric elevator in the Ibrahimi Mosque.
The plan had previously been approved by the judicial authorities and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.