Friday, August 20, 2010

Palestinians Rally Against Destruction of Mamilla Cemetery

The Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre has unlawfully started working on a Museum of Tolerance and Human Dignity on the grounds of the cemetery just as its director, Rabbi Marvin Hier, sounded off on a US television programme about the Manhattan project.

With police protection, the workers began their digging at 2:30am in the hope that Arab residents of the city would not notice their disgraceful action on the hallowed ground of this ancient cemetery, which dates back to the 7th century.

In fact, a previous Israeli regime had recognised it as "one of the most prominent Muslim cemeteries, where 70,000 Muslim warriors of [Salah Al Deen's] armies are interred along with many Muslim scholars".

Jeff Helper, director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, pointed out that "some 1,500 Muslim graves have been cleared in several nighttime operations". And to add insult to injury, the digging began on the eve of Ramadan.

What "tolerance and human dignity" is this?
Click here to read the full article by By George S. Hishmeh on Palestine Chronicle

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