The Israeli Channel 7 unveiled an Israeli plan, on Monday, to make additions inside the Ibrahimi Mosque in the center of Hebron, the Palestine News Network reported.
The project, worth approximately 500,000 shekels (NIS), includes designing an elevator among other additions, exclusively for the use of illegal Israeli settlers.
Israel’s Coordinator of the Territory Affairs, Kamil Abu Rokon, sent a letter to the Hebron municipality months ago asking them to ratify the work, telling them that the rejection of this project would mean putting the military hand on the area and carry out repair work unilaterally.‚ÄĚ
The Hebrew channel explained that the responsibility of the area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe Ibrahimi Mosque follows the Islamic endowments in Hebron, based on the Hebron agreement, but that if the municipality rejects the project will be implemented in spite of them.
The occupation authorities are accelerating the pace of annexing large parts of Hebron, especially in the central area where the old city is located.
According to B’Tselem, 700 illegal Israeli settlers live in Israeli controlled H2, among 34,000 Palestinians, while 622,670 settlers live throughout the occupied West Bank.