Mezaan's weekly on human rights - 13.09.2009
MCHR - Meezaan Center for Human Rights


Confiscating 550 dunams in Al Mukabber mountain


The Israeli government is reportedly planning to confiscate 550 dunams of Al Faruk neighborhood in Al Mukabber mountain, which belong to Palestinians from Jerusalem. New housing units will be built there for the new settlers, aiming to the judaization  of Al-Quds and strengthening the demographic dominance of Jews in the occupied city.



A new tunnel beneath Al Aqsa mosque


Al-Aqsa association for Waqf (Islamic endowment) and Heritage inside the Green line revealed a new tunnel beneath Silwan quarter that leads north to Al-Aqsa mosque. The tunnel which is 1.5 meters width, 3 meters height, and extending now to longer than 120 meters is being burrowed by the Israeli government, to be later connected to the tunnels network under Silwan which lead to the existing tunnels under Al-Aqsa mosque and its surroundings.

Al-Aqsa association demanded an immediate action by all Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims in the world to defend Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa from the recurring Israeli assaults.




600 Palestinian houses and properties will be demolished to enable the extension of a main road


The (Israeli) National Council for Planning and Building has announced his confirmation to extend road number 6 (Israel Crosser) by 60 kilometers, which will cover an estimated area of 21 thousand dunams. Sawt al-Haq Walhoriya paper reported that the new plan for the road and the railway could not be executed without the demolition of 600 houses and barns that shelter Arab Palestinian families and their cattles, who will find themselves homeless in the desert after being evacuated from their houses that have "accidently" fallen in the proposed road's area.




250 thousand worshippers in the third Jom'aa prayer of Ramadan in Al-Aqsa mosque


Al Aqsa Association for Waqf and Heritage said that the number of worshippers in Al-Aqsa mosque during the third Friday of Ramadan has reached 250 thousand people, mostly coming from Jerusalem and the 48 territories, and few old people from the occupied West bank. Citizens of besieged Gaza were never allowed to enter Al-Quds.





The crisis of books and stationary continues in Gaza

For the third week, pupils of besieged Gaza are undergoing a serious crisis caused by the Israeli occupation forces,which are still rejecting the entry of notebooks and school stationary to the strip. Minister of Education in the Gaza government Dr. Muhammad Askul said: "prohibiting the entry of stationary is but a part of the overall siege and repression by the Israeli occupation forces that seek to destroy the resistance of Gaza's people and break their stamina, thing which will never happen".