CAIRO, April 10 (KUNA) -- Israel allocated USD 15 billion for settlements
according to its "Jerusalem 2020" plans, a Palestinian report said Saturday.
Assistant Arab League Secretary General for Palestinian Affairs Mohammad
Subeeh called to implement the latest financial resolution during the latest
Arab Summit held in Sert, Libya, pointing out that the Holy City is in need of
Subeeh warned of seriousness of the case, due to the Israeli plans
(Jerusalem 2020) for invading the city and turning Arab population in it into
According to the report received by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Israel seized approximately 660,000 meters from the town of Isawiya.
Furthermore, the plan works to transfer more than 40,000 settlers to
Jerusalem in order for the city to be Israeli property.
The report also indicated that the population of Jerusalem is 760,000
people, where Jewish community adds up to 65 percent, where the 35 percent
left is Palestinians.
The plan also aims to reduce the Arab percentage to less than 12 percent by
the year 2020.
The project area is approximately 12,600,000 meters, including the Western
and Eastern strips, as well as the seized Palestinian lands from the 1967.
Further, the report included facts of Jerusalem before 1967, where the
population of Palestinians were 70,000 and no Israelis, and due to the
immigration policy and identity withdrawal, Israelis now are 180,000 people to
25,000 Palestinian in Eastern Jerusalem.
Therefore, Palestine that used to control 100 percent over its lands now is
in control of 14 percent, due to the confiscation.
Subeeh stressed that facts cannot change throughout the years, not even via
the policies of settlements, Judaization, or replacing road signs. (end)
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