WATCH: Israeli municipality destroys graves and levels land in Islamic cemetery in Jerusalem



Staff from the Israeli West Jerusalem municipality dig and destroy the graves of dead Palestinians and level the land at Al-Yusufiyah cemetery. (Photo: via WAFA News Agency)

Staff from the Israeli West Jerusalem Municipality on Tuesday continued to dig and destroy the graves of dead Palestinians and raze land at the Islamic cemetery of Al-Yusufiyah, despite strong protests from the families of those buried there. the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Eyewitnesses told WAFA that Israeli staff destroyed several headstones and graves in the cemetery, as they proceeded to level them in a bid to remove them altogether as part of Israel’s efforts to change the Arab character. and Islamic of the occupied holy city.

Israeli police forcibly evicted families of Palestinians buried there who opposed the desecration of the graves as the remains of the dead were on display.

Israel says it intends to turn the cemetery, located near Lions Gate – one of the gates in Jerusalem’s Old City that leads to the Al-Aqsa Mosque – into a Jewish biblical park.

(WAFA, PC, Social networks)

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