Occupied Al Quds, 3 Jumadil Awwal 1436/22 February 2015 (MINA) – Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) annexed 27,000 dunums out of 30,000 dunums the total area of Abu Dis town southeast of Jerusalem for settlement expansion.
Head of Abu Dis local council and member of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlement Adel Salah said, in a press statement on Saturday (21/2), The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The Israeli authorities escalated its unjust military decisions especially in towns located in southeast Jerusalem.
The towns of Abu Dis, Alizeriyeh and Sawahrah has been isolated by the Separation Wall and separated by barriers from other West Bank cities and towns, he added.
Salah called for an urgent action to halt the Israeli continuing violations against Palestinians’ lands in Abu Dis.
The Palestinian activist Salah said these decisions have resulted in establishing and expanding three settlements in addition to constructing a settlement belt around the city of Jerusalem for the purpose of building what is called “Greater Jerusalem”.(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)