E. Jerusalem national park is a ‘farce’

E. Jerusalem national park is a ‘farce’

“According to many planners and urban development experts there is no special ecological interest in these areas, which are located in the middle of two Palestinian villages. Indeed, according to a [Meretz] member of Jerusalem’s city council, Meir Margalit, “This national park is a farce. There’s nothing there but rocks and thorns, certainly nothing to justify a national park. The only reason for such a plan is to seize lands and hold them as a reserve for a future settlement, while suffocating the Palestinian neighborhoods.”

Read this post at the +972 Blog: 
‘National Parks’ in East Jerusalem: New tool in occupation…

“The establishment of national parks in East Jerusalem may sound like a nice idea that fosters the preservation of natural reserves – but in reality, it is a crafty method the Israeli government and its institutions have found to keep East Jerusalem under Israeli control and prohibit Palestinian territorial contiguity, rights and independence. …”

By | 2012-01-18T20:11:00-05:00 January 18th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

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