Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli settlers have set fire to the Mercy gate cemetery in occupied Jerusalem, according to initial reports.
The crime comes two days after vehicles of the Israeli army leveled the Yusifiyyah Cemetery, another nearby ancient Islamic cemetery, adjacent to the eastern part of Al Aqsa mosque.
Israeli authorities aim at removing the cemetery and construct a settlers-only park instead.
Initial reports that settlers have set fire to Bab El Rahma Cemetery in the occupied #Jerusalem today. This news comes as the IOF are desecrating Palestinian graves in a nearby Islamic cemetery, according to Sheikh Jarrah activist Mohammed El-Kurd.#FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/H7aw2U13v5
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