Israeli occupation approves $846m plan to ‘Judaize’ Jerusalem

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AMMAN — The Israeli occupation government has approved a $846 million plan to Judaize the city of Jerusalem, with its implementation set to take place between 2024 and 2028.اضافة اعلان

The plan will be funded with $647 million from the budgets of occupation ministries and approximately $198 million from the municipality of the occupation in Jerusalem, as well as from the so-called "Innovation Authority", the electricity company, and others.

The plan includes investments in infrastructure, education, job creation, welfare, environmental quality, and also entails the construction of 2,000 apartments annually for Palestinians in Jerusalem. The budget of the plan has increased by about $264 million compared to the previous Jerusalem plan, which amounted to $555 million, Khaberni News reported.

The Israeli government approved the plan after Finance Minister Avigdor Smotrich, known for his fascist and racist stances, insisted on removing the funds related to "enhancing higher education for young Jerusalemites," amounting to $52 million.

‘Integrating East Jerusalem Arabs’
A committee for "monitoring the transfer of funds" will be formed, consisting of representatives from the Ministry of Finance, the Israeli Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs, the so-called "Israel Heritage," and the occupation municipality in Jerusalem. Its goal is to establish a "plan to provide the qualifications necessary for integrating East Jerusalem Arabs into high-production employment."

The plan is expected to include "supervision of Palestinians alongside appropriate study atmospheres.” They also aim to “hold meetings between Jewish and Palestinian students within the university campus." This decision is described as aiming to dissolve the Palestinian community in Jerusalem.

Under pressure from the extremist minister Itamar Ben Gvir, the plan will include a clause that funds the increase in the number of police officers and municipal inspectors of the occupation, adding surveillance cameras and establishing additional police centers in the city.

The health section of the plan costs only $26 million, claiming to support hospitals in Jerusalem and enhance clinics in mother and child care, as well as mental health services.

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