uruknet.info
  اوروكنت.إنفو
     
    informazione dal medio oriente
    information from middle east
    المعلومات من الشرق الأوسط

[ home page] | [ tutte le notizie/all news ] | [ download banner] | [ ultimo aggiornamento/last update 02/02/2015 03:56 ] 63834


english italiano

  [ Subscribe our newsletter!   -   Iscriviti alla nostra newsletter! ]  




[63834]



Uruknet on Alexa


End Gaza Siege
End Gaza Siege

>

:: Segnala Uruknet agli amici. Clicka qui.
:: Invite your friends to Uruknet. Click here.




:: Segnalaci un articolo
:: Tell us of an article






Jerusalem Mayor plans to raze Palestinian homes for tourist park

By Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem

3-24-jerusalem-afp_332153s.jpg

A model showing the Israeli mayor's plans for Al-Bustan neighbourhood


March 3, 2010

Worries that 'Kings Garden' development could ignite violence in city

Jerusalem's mayor yesterday unveiled details of a controversial and long-expected plan to demolish Palestinian homes and make way for an Israeli-sponsored tourist park in a neighbourhood of the city's Arab eastern sector.

Mayor Nir Barkat agreed to a last-minute request from the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to delay implementation of the plan to allow further attempts to persuade Palestinian residents to accept it.

But despite warnings that the plan could "ignite" one of the most sensitive areas of the city, Mayor Barkat showed no sign at a news conference yesterday of backing away from the plan ľ which he insisted would benefit tourists and local residents, and which he said the Prime Minister supported.

The plan comes at a sensitive time, with the US attempting currently trying to persuade Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to talks with Mr Netanyahu. And the Israeli Prime Minister is already under fire from Palestinians, the Israeli left and the EU for including two religious venues in the West Bank on an Israeli list of "heritage" sites.

The Jerusalem mayor insisted the plan was a necessary "upgrade" of the Al-Bustan district of Silwan, designated by city officials as the "King's Garden" ľ connecting it to the site where the biblical King David is held to have written his psalms.

"The area's infrastructure will be upgraded. A neglected area will become a successful area. It will be a win-win situation for all," he said.

But Palestinian officials in Mr Abbas's Fatah faction were quick to denounce the move. Hatem Abdel Kader, the movement's spokesman on Jerusalem, told the Ynet news service: "Nir Barkat will bear the responsibility for the conflagration that will occur in the city if his plan is carried out. This is a much broader Israeli plan to drag us into a confrontation so that it will be able to evade its policy obligations."

Under the plan, outlines of which were disclosed in The Independent almost a year ago, the western section of the neighbourhood will be restored to what Mr Barkat says was its original condition of green space, as "a site of international as well as national prominence". That will mean the demolition of at least 22 Palestinian homes, with residents removed to the eastern side, where the municipality is promising a complex of "commercial areas, restaurants, artists' workshops, souvenir and local art shops".

Long-standing demolition orders have hung over another 66 homes, and Mr Barkat did not rule out the possibility that some of these might also have to be razed as part of the "upgrading" of the area.

The municipality says the threatened buildings were built without permits; Palestinians say it is well-nigh impossible to obtain a permit to build in inner city districts of east Jerusalem. Israel unilaterally annexed East Jerusalem after the Six Day War, but that has never been accepted by the international community.

The Jerusalem-based Israeli NGO Ir Amim said it hoped the municipality would abide by its "obligations" to Palestinian residents and not promote "political agendas". It added that the demolitions would be a "dangerous step", which could "ignite one of the most volatile areas, and damage the stability and political future of Jerusalem".

Mr Barkat is meanwhile trying to get round court orders to demolish a seven-storey building elsewhere in Silwan occupied by Jewish settlers and which also did not have a permit. A security guard there was shot and injured on Monday. The mayor is arguing that by giving the building, known as Beit Jonatan, a retrospective permit, he would also be able to legitimise Palestinian houses in the area built to a similar height.







:: Article nr. 63834 sent on 03-mar-2010 16:25 ECT

www.uruknet.info?p=63834

Link: www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/jerusalem-mayor-plans-to-raze-pales
   tinian-homes-for-tourist-park-1914916.html




:: The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website.

The section for the comments of our readers has been closed, because of many out-of-topics.
Now you can post your own comments into our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/uruknet




Warning: include(./share/share2.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/colonna-centrale-pagina-ansi.php on line 385

Warning: include(): Failed opening './share/share2.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5_4/lib/php') in /home/content/25/8427425/html/vhosts/uruknet/colonna-centrale-pagina-ansi.php on line 385



       
[ Printable version ] | [ Send it to a friend ]


[ Contatto/Contact ] | [ Home Page ] | [Tutte le notizie/All news ]







Uruknet on Twitter




:: RSS updated to 2.0

:: English
:: Italiano



:: Uruknet for your mobile phone:
www.uruknet.mobi


Uruknet on Facebook






:: Motore di ricerca / Search Engine


uruknet
the web



:: Immagini / Pictures


Initial
Middle




The newsletter archive




L'Impero si è fermato a Bahgdad, by Valeria Poletti


Modulo per ordini




subscribe

:: Newsletter

:: Comments


Haq Agency
Haq Agency - English

Haq Agency - Arabic


AMSI
AMSI - Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq - English

AMSI - Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq - Arabic




Font size
Carattere
1 2 3





:: All events








     

[ home page] | [ tutte le notizie/all news ] | [ download banner] | [ ultimo aggiornamento/last update 02/02/2015 03:56 ]




Uruknet receives daily many hacking attempts. To prevent this, we have 10 websites on 6 servers in different places. So, if the website is slow or it does not answer, you can recall one of the other web sites: www.uruknet.info www.uruknet.de www.uruknet.biz www.uruknet.org.uk www.uruknet.com www.uruknet.org - www.uruknet.it www.uruknet.eu www.uruknet.net www.uruknet.web.at.it




:: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more info go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
::  We always mention the author and link the original site and page of every article.
uruknet, uruklink, iraq, uruqlink, iraq, irak, irakeno, iraqui, uruk, uruqlink, saddam hussein, baghdad, mesopotamia, babilonia, uday, qusay, udai, qusai,hussein, feddayn, fedayn saddam, mujaheddin, mojahidin, tarek aziz, chalabi, iraqui, baath, ba'ht, Aljazira, aljazeera, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Palestina, Sharon, Israele, Nasser, ahram, hayat, sharq awsat, iraqwar,irakwar All pictures

url originale



 

I nostri partner - Our Partners:


TEV S.r.l.

TEV S.r.l.: hosting

www.tev.it

Progetto Niz

niz: news management

www.niz.it

Digitbrand

digitbrand: ".it" domains

www.digitbrand.com

Worlwide Mirror Web-Sites:
www.uruknet.info (Main)
www.uruknet.com
www.uruknet.net
www.uruknet.org
www.uruknet.us (USA)
www.uruknet.su (Soviet Union)
www.uruknet.ru (Russia)
www.uruknet.it (Association)
www.uruknet.web.at.it
www.uruknet.biz
www.uruknet.mobi (For Mobile Phones)
www.uruknet.org.uk (UK)
www.uruknet.de (Germany)
www.uruknet.ir (Iran)
www.uruknet.eu (Europe)
wap.uruknet.info (For Mobile Phones)
rss.uruknet.info (For Rss Feeds)
www.uruknet.tel

Vat Number: IT-97475012153