World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Hebron: Tour of Historical Treatened Sites

Tour of Historical Sites Threatened with Demolition in Hebron's Old City

The Hebron Rehabilitation Committee would like to invite you to visit the site of Tel Rumaida, in the Old City of Hebron, Thursday, the 5th of May. This Historical site is under a risk of destruction by the Israeli military.

On the 11th of February 2005, the Israeli army issued a decree creating a new road for Israeli settlers connecting Tel Rumaida settlement with the other settlements in Hebron -Beit Romano, Beit Hadasa, and Abraham Avinu.

The proposed road would confiscate lands owned by several Palestinian families, in addition to part of Muslim cemetery, Alsaqawati Muslim Shrine, and Am Aljadeda "Water Spring", which all belong to the Islamic Waqf in Hebron.

Creating this road would also involve demolishing parts of historical houses, Muslim graves, uprooting age-old olive trees and historical monuments in the Tel Rumaida area, which has been known as a famous archeological site for centuries.

The road will enlarge the Israeli colonial area and will increase Israeli control in Hebron Old City escalating already existing tensions and adding to the pressure on Palestinian residents to leave.

Attorney Shlomo Lecker filed an appeal with the Israeli Supreme Court. The Supreme court refused to give an injunction immediately, in breach of past precedents postponing decisions until after the Jewish holidays (Passover).

The program for the 5th of May : 09:35 — 09:45 Gathering in front of Alnatsha Glass Factor (kas Jora St.) 09:45 — 10:00 Heading to the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee office (HRC) (Hebron Old City) 10:00 — 10:05 Welcoming at the Office of HRC 10:05 — 10:20 Land Defence Committee Presentation 10:20 — 11:00 Foot tour in the old market 11:00— 11:15 Leaving to Tel Rumaida Area by cars 11:15 — 12:00 Tour in Tel Rumaida Area on foot For confirmation please call at: Tel: 02 2226993/4 Fax: 02 2255640 Cell: 059 758895


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>


Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news