Occupied Jaffa (QNN) – The Israeli municipality in the occupied city of Jaffa demolished the Palestinian-Muslim cemetery of “al-Isa’af” in order to build residential structures on the cemetery’s land on Sunday, according to local media sources.
Dozens of Palestinians in Jaffa gathered around the cemetery in protest against the demolition process while an Israeli bulldozer was exhuming the corpses of Palestinians and muslims buried in it.
Palestinians in the occupied city began protesting against the Israeli plan a few months earlier. They sumbitted a request to the Supreme Court of “Israel” to cancel the Israeli project that aims to build a housing complex on the cemetery’s land, but the request was rejected.
The Israeli occupation’s authorities took over the cemetery, like many other Palestinian lands, through the “Absentees’ Property Law,” which has been the main legal instrument used by Israel since 1950 to take possession of the land belonging to the internal and external Palestinian refugees, and Muslim Waqf properties across the state.