he coordinator of the Israeli government activities in the West Bank has issued orders to seize Palestinian lands and real estate near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the Old City of al-Khalil to carry out a project for Jewish settlers.
The project includes the construction of a special path with a parking lot, rest areas and lanes that leads to the Mosque and the installation of an elevator at the end of the path to carry Jewish settlers into the holy site.
The step has been taken on the instructions of Israeli war minister Naftali Bennett, who gave early last month the final approval to a plan to seize Palestinian land and property in the Old City of al-Khalil to build a path and an elevator to facilitate the entry of Jewish settlers to the Ibrahimi Mosque.
Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and attorney general Avichai Mandelblit had already given their approval to the plan.
According to the Hebrew media, the Israeli occupation authority notified the Palestinian Authority and the competent authorities of its intents to carry out the project within 60 days.