11555 project in Silwan eat everything and everybody
December 28, 2009

Center Wadi Hilweh Information detect an attempt Jerusalem municipality to pass a so-called 11555, which has been without consultation with the residents of Wadi Hilweh Palestinians, a project based on the confiscation of 70% of the territory of Wadi Hilweh neighborhood and place it under the domination of the municipality and the District Committee.

Of the territory of the Wadi Hilweh area of ​​548.5 acres, 18.7% of overall residential areas citizens homes and surrounding areas in addition to the settlement, the project allocates 8.14% of the land area of ​​the graves, nearly half earmarked for the living space! And 9.6% for streets, roads and public buildings 1.7% and 2.4% of religious buildings with the knowledge that the neighborhood has a mosque and a church, which means that it will be added to a synagogue and at least one. And so is the confiscation of the remaining 70% of the land area for the benefit of the Jerusalem Municipality and the District Committee and the power of nature and the effects in the form of parking lots and corridors and open terrains. Thus, the Jerusalem Municipality check settlement Elad Association has been unable to achieve through its policy in the displacement of residents of Wadi Hilweh and the seizure of property.

The main goal of this project is the expansion of the excavation and protection, as well as transforming the area into a tourist tunnel-expansion and religious shrine without paying attention to the interests of the Palestinians people.

Wadi Hilweh has arrived to the center of information that the settlement Elad has to intervene in the drafting of the project by offering a bribe worth 90,000 dollars to the engineer based on the project, Moshe Safdie information.

The Jerusalem Municipality is trying to delude the public opinion that the project taking into account the interest of the Palestinians people, but we are in the Wadi Hilweh Information Center and a careful reading of the terms of the project see it aims to transform the region to a religious shrine or to what is called the City of David.


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