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Campaign to Save Mamilla Jerusalem Cemetery

Campaign to Save Mamilla Jerusalem Cemetery

The Mamilla (Ma’man Allah) Cemetery has been a Muslim burial ground since the 7th Century, when companions of the Prophet Muhammad were reportedly buried there. Before that, it was the site of a Byzantine church and cemetery. It is the burial ground of fallen soldiers and officials of the Muslim ruler Salah ul-Din from the 12th Century, as well as generations of important Jerusalem families and notables. A significant portion of the cemetery is being destroyed and hundreds of human remains are being desecrated so that Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) of Los Angeles CA can build a “Center for Human Dignity - Museum of Tolerance” on this sacred Muslim site. Human rights organizations and individuals whose human rights have been violated are petitioning against the destruction and desecration of the cemetery by the government of Israel in conjunction with the SWC.