Cancelling the plan of “National Park” on the lands of Al-Tur and Esawyeh
September 10, 2014

The so-called “National Committee for Planning and Building” decided to cancel the plan of “National Park 11092 A” in the areas of Al-Tur and Esawyeh which was going to confiscate 740 Dunoms of locals’ lands to implement the project. In its decision, the “National Committee” conditioned the Jerusalem municipality and the Nature and Parks Authority not to submit any future plans for establishing parks in the area without studying the residents’ needs in terms of schools, kindergartens, houses and medical centers. The plan was cancelled after it was opposed and legally followed up for many years by the organization of “Eir Amim” and “Bimakom”, lawyer Ziad Qi’war, the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and committees of the neighborhoods of Al-Tur and Esawyeh. The residents of Al-Tur and Esawyeh requested to obtain building licenses for their houses and to cancel the demolition orders.