The Israeli municipality of occupied Jerusalem decided, on Friday, to approve the seizure dozens of dunams of land in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, according to Wadi Hilweh Information Center.

WHIC said staff of the Israeli municipality distributed notices informing local citizens about the municipality’s intention to take the said lands for “gardening purposes”.

The lands to be appropriated are the property of local Palestinian citizens, who hold proper paperwork confirming their ownership, WAFA further reported. Some of the lands also belong to the Greek Orthodox Church, the Center said.

(photo: Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency)