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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

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