|Date: 05/07/2012 Time: 09:43:00 AM
Palestinian National Authority plans to launch a
diplomatic campaign aimed at foiling an Israeli scheme to demolish large parts
of the town of Salwan located close to the holy city of Jerusalem, a senior
official announced on Thursday.
Dr. Riad Al-Maleki, Minister of External Affairs, accused in remarks
broadcast by Voice of Palestine radio Nir Barakat, Chairman of Jerusalem
Municipality, of drawing up a scheme to demolish Al-Bustan district in the
town, particularly all houses inhabited by Palestinians.
The municipality is planning to build a public park, hotels and tourist
facilities in the district, he said.
Up to 1,500 Palestinians are expected to lose their houses as a result of
this project. Israeli police have already given notifications to the
inhabitants in this respect.