TEHRAN (IQNA) — A Palestinian committee says the Israeli regime is building fake cemeteries around the Al-Aqsa Mosque to forge evidence in the future.
The Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque Committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council yesterday accused the Israeli occupation authorities of constructing fake cemeteries around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Quds Press reported.
According to the head of the Committee, MK Ahmad Abu Halabiyeh, it was an attempt to forge “evidence” to “prove” a historic Jewish presence in the Palestinian, Arab and Islamic holy city.
“Recently, the Israeli occupation has built hundreds of graves to prove that Jewish existence dates back hundreds of years,” Abu Halabiyeh said. About 300 fake graves were built in Jabal Al-Zaytoun, east of Al-Aqsa Mosque, he said, and another 200 in Wadi Al Hilwa in Silwan, south of the mosque, in addition to hundreds more in different areas of occupied Jerusalem, mainly in the Old City.
The MP pointed out that these graves were built within the last two years. One area, he said, has even been called the “Jewish cemetery.”
“This is a clear distortion of history, as well as proof that the Israelis are intruders,” Abu Halabiyeh added. Building tombs without human remains inside, he stressed, bolsters colonization projects and serves the interests of the occupation.
Israeli aggression against and inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque occurs daily, he concluded.
Source: Middle East Monitor