Struggle for Jerusalem Taking a ‘Serious Turn’

The battle for control over East Jerusalem is taking a serious turn, as Israeli plans aim to completely change its demographic character and culture, director of the Arab Studies Society’s Mapping Department Khalil Tafakji said . He was referring to an Israeli plan to financially reward only East Jerusalem schools that teach the Israeli textbooks instead of the current Palestinian ones, as well as reports that Israel wants to secede two densely populated East Jerusalem neighborhoods located behind the apartheid wall but part of the Jerusalem municipal borders, in order to change the demographic character of the occupied city.
 
Israel also plans to build a cable car that goes over the old city of Jerusalem and is expected to change its historic and cultural character.
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