Palestine slams Israel’s construction of settlement outpost in Silwan

The Palestinian government slammed on Friday recent plans by Israeli occupation authorities to build a settlement outpost and a synagogue in occupied East Jerusalem’s neighborhood of Silwan.

Government’s spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud said: The inauguration of the synagogue and the settlement outpost in Silwan neighborhood, with the participation of ministers in Netanyahu government, is one of the attempts of this extremist government to ignite a religious war that is strange to us and our country and our culture.

He called on the Arab and Islamic governments to support the steadfastness of the Palestinian citizens of Jerusalem, who are at risk of displacement and deportation from their homes and cities.

Recently, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center said the occupation authorities allocated millions of shekels to establish a settlement project in the village of Silwan, under the name of “Center for the Heritage of the Jews of Yemen,” in another step to promote settlements in Silwan south of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Source: International Islamic News Agency