A former Prime Minister of Jordan, Mr. Suleiman Al-Nabulsi, now Chairman of the Jerusalem Liberation?
A former Prime Minister of Jordan, Mr. Suleiman Al-Nabulsi, now Chairman of the Jerusalem Liberation Committee in Amman, on Wednesday (10 April) condemned what he called "arbitrary, inhuman and unlawful acts" committed by the Israeli authorities on the Arab population of Jerusalem.
Mr. Al-Nabulsi was speaking at a press conference.
In his speech Mr. Al-Nabulsi alleged that within the last three months the Israel authorities had expropriated land east of Jerusalem from Arab owners to build a new residential settlement and had violated Moslem cemeteries near the wall of the old city by planning to turn the areas into a public garden.
The Jerusalem Liberation Chairman also said continued Israeli demolitions and excavations under historical, religious and residential properties were threatening 300 buildings.
He attacked Israeli demands for the evacuation of inhabitants from three areas within the city wall and the operation of the Jerusalem Arab property Compensation Law.
This law said Mr. Al-Nabulsi subjected the Arabs of Jerusalem to continuous pressure to sell their property, would lead to the encirclement of the remaining Jerusalem Arabs and raise the proportion of property owned by the Israeli authorities.
SYNOPSIS: At the Jerusalem Liberation Committee headquarters in Amman, Jordan on Wednesday, a press conference alleging unlawful acts by Jerusalem's Israeli authorities.
In a statement the Committee condemned "arbitrary and inhuman" policies still being committed against the Arabs of the city.
Former Prime Minister Mr. Suleiman Al-Nabulsi, now chairman of the Liberation Committee, presented the statement. He said the occupying authority had last month confiscated some Arab land lying to the east of Jerusalem and planned to build a residential settlement there.
Mr. Al-Nabulsi claimed groups of Arabs were also being evacuated from several areas inside the city wall and that it was part of the continuing policy of reducing the proportion of Arab owned properties in Jerusalem.
There was also allegations of violations of Moslem cemeteries in Jerusalem by making them public gardens.