Occupied Jerusalem, MINA – In the next decade, some 400 Jewish families will live in the Occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, said Arieh King, the director of the Israel Land Fund NGO.
“Sheikh Jarrah is going through a revolution, and we will see its outcome in something like five years,” King told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. “We have now four main compounds that we are working on. In our next phase we plan to house families in two more compounds – one of 300 housing units and the other of 200 housing units.”
“For now, there are five Jewish homes in Sheikh Jarrah, located north of the Old City,” he said.
King added that his aim is to connect Mount Scopus to Route 1 and Mea She’arim neighborhood.
He rejected reports that the phenomenon of Jews settling in Occupied Jerusalem is drawing domestic and international attention.
“If it was 15 years ago you would have seen headlines everywhere, but now, no one cares,” claimed King.
“The Arabs are apathetic about this. It is hard for them, but they accept the fact that we are returning.”(T/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)