Israel launches settler project in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces Thursday closed roads in the Arab town of Silwan south of Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to facilitate the arrival of participants to the inauguration of the “Jewish-Yemeni heritage center,” according to Palestinian sources.

Large numbers of Israeli occupation troops stormed the town and positioned at its main entrances and in the neighborhoods of Batan al Hawa, al Bustan, and Ain al louzeh, arresting the Head of the Central Neighborhood Residents Committee, Zuhair al-Rajabi, and the center”s director, Jawad Siam, for hours under the charge of organizing protests, according to a statement of Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan.

The Israeli government invested more than $200 thousand in this project, which is established on a 700-Sq m of Palestinian-owned lands, which were confiscated in 2015, the statement said.

“Jewish-Yemeni heritage center” is just like the “Visitors Center” in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood, whereby Israeli authorities are trying to tamper with the true nature of the holy city of Jerusalem and fabricate a history for the Jews, as settlers” provocations under heavy Israeli protection increased due to the rapid increase of settlement outposts in the neighborhood, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center statement added.

Source: Jordan News Agency