The Islamic-Christian Commission for the Support of Jerusalem and Holy Sites condemned, on Tuesday, the Israeli Judaization plan to establish a military college on 14 dunums in the Mount of Zeitoun (Olives) near Matle’hospital in the eastern part of Jerusalem, pointing out to the continued Israeli policy to Judaize the city of Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian holy sites.
The Commission said in a statement that the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) practiced unprecedented measures in total violation to the international laws, conventions, and norms in an attempt to impose a fait accompli on the ground, aiming to establish a military college in east Jerusalem that is supposed to be the Palestinian capital city.
“I am afraid that the Jerusalem issue is reaching the point of no return, where Israel has succeeded in occupying Jerusalem, and desecrating Islamic and Christian holy places, particularly al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, establishing Jewish settler outposts in Jerusalem and its environs, and completing the apartheid wall,” the Secretary-General of the Commission, Dr. Hanna Issa, said. “Now it is continuing to strengthen its civilian and military control over east and west Jerusalem in order to confirm Jerusalem as a capital for the Jewish state,” he added.
He urged the international community and human rights institutions and organizations to act seriously to stop the Israeli Judaization process in the city of Jerusalem.
In the same context, the commission warned against the daily Israeli raids into Al-Aqsa Mosque, denouncing at the same time the selling of 24 housing units built on Aarot settlement a few meters away from the mentioned military college. It also pointed to a broad scheme aiming to Judaize the Mount of Zeitoun (Olives), in addition to approving the building of 180 housing units in the settlement of Talpiot and 171 new housing units in Jabal Abu Ghoneim.