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In defiance of families of dead Palestinians, Israel continues to destroy graves, level land in Islamic cemetery

In defiance of families of dead Palestinians, Israel continues 
to destroy graves, level land in Islamic cemetery
A Palestinian man lamenting the Israeli descration of the graves of his family at Al-Yusufiyah cemetery.

JERUSALEM, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (WAFA) – Staff from the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem and Israel’s Nature Reserve Authority continued today to dig and destroy graves of dead Palestinians and level land at Al-Yusufiyah cemetery, located just below the historic wall of Jerusalem, despite strong protests from families of those buried there, according to witnesses.

They said the Israeli staff destroyed several headstones and graves in the cemetery as they proceed to level it in an attempt to totally remove as part of Israel’s effort to change the Arab and Islamic character of the occupied holy city.

Israeli police forcibly removed families of Palestinians buried there who were objecting the desecration of the graves as remains of the dead were exposed.

Israel says it intends to turn the cemetery, located near Lions Gate, one of the gates to the old city of Jerusalem that leads to Al-Aqsa Mosque, into a Jewish biblical park.

M.K.

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