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Stop the Slopes of Mount Scopus “National Park” - SSJ letter campaign+on the ground protest
A call for action:
Stop the Slopes of Mount Scopus “National Park”

Palestinians in East Jerusalem are subjected to violence, repression, and violations of their civil and human rights on a daily basis. The Israeli government and the Jerusalem municipality collaborate with settler organizations to dispossess Palestinians, expropriate their lands, and demolish their homes, in order to establish illegal settlements in the heart of Palestinian villages and neighborhoods, such as Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan, Ras el-Amud, Jabbel Mukabber, and A-Tur.

One of the most effective tools in the occupation of East Jerusalem is the settler-led Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA). Private lands belonging to Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are routinely declared “national parks,” often against the judgment of planning experts, archaeologists, and city officials.

Within two weeks, yet another political “national park” is to be established, this time on the lands of the residents of Issawiya and A-Tur (The Mount of Olives). The Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement, together with the popular committees of these villages and a coalition of human rights organizations, opposes the establishment of this national park.

Join the Struggle:

1. Please take five minutes and send a copy of the letter we prepared, to your Jewish community representatives, elected officials, members of Knesset and local Israeli embassies: see

To read more about the case

2. This Friday, January 6th, we`ll join a protest and a prayer of the residents of Issawiya and A-Tor which will be held in the territory of the designated “national park”.
We will meet at 11:00, next to the Aroma Cafe on Mount Scopus (by Hebrew U).
For more details and registration: Daniel 054-6236609

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