by Mohammed Mar'i
Ramallah, Occupied Palestine, February 5 - While severe fighting continues between Fatah and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Israel will start constructing a bridge At Al Aqsa Mosque this week.
The director of the cartographic department in the society for Arab Studies, Khalil Toufakji, has warned of an ethnic cleansing operation against some 24,000 Palestinians in the old city of
Toufakji added that
Speaking in a press conference in Ramallah on Saturday, Toufakji spoke about the holy city, "and the dangers it faces in the shadow of the Israeli government policy of Judaizing the city".
He added that "anyone who is watching the Israeli strategy in the city will find that it has reached a dangerous stage, and is now in the last steps of its demographic Judaization."
Operating on the demographic level, the policy aims to reduce the number of Palestinian citizens in the city, so the Israelis will form a significant majority in the future.
Toufakji drew attention to the tunnels and bridges which
Toufakji declared "there is nothing left of the Magharbah neighborhood… the goal of all these excavations is an attempt to find the temple although there isn't proven sign of its existence in the place."
Toufakji criticized the Palestinian, Arab and Islamic neglect of
He also mentioned the change in the Israeli prime minister's convergence plans, stating that "there will be streets for Jews only, and other streets for Palestinians."