Moments of strong dramatic tension, when excavators from the Jerusalem municipality arrived to prepare land under the eastern walls of the Old City
which will be used as a city park. The area is home to the Islamic cemetery of Al-Yusufiyah and the Palestinians have risen, claiming that it is a centuries-old burial site. The relatives of the victims heatedly argued with the excavator company and lay down on the graves. In the video, a woman, Ola Nababteh, clung to her son’s grave before being dragged away. Authorities assure that authorized graves will remain in the area. The discovery of human bones when construction began sparked panic among families who had loved ones buried in Al-Yusufiyah, but Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Arieh King said “The remains found were not in an authorized grave and had been illegally buried in the ground many years ago “. “The park, which is scheduled to open in mid-2022, will include – the deputy mayor continues -” a walk and will allow Palestinians in East Jerusalem easier access to the Old City.