Located in the East of the capital of the Israeli Arab village Issawiya ceremony in honor of the completion of the construction of a new minaret. He became the most high in Jerusalem.
The construction of the 73-metre construction cost of one million shekels. Funds were raised by the villagers. The new minaret is adjacent to the oldest local mosque and adjacent to the former minaret, built 47 years ago.
According to local activist Omar, Atiii, the minaret must stress the Muslim character of Jerusalem. «Our area is surrounded by the invaders. On the one hand, the settlers with other Israeli hospital, with the third – Hebrew University,» he says.
The local government representatives also claim that the new minaret was a response to the Knesset passed the «law on the muezzins». They reject the claim that the purpose of this act is concern about the level of life. According to Muslims, the Jews want to ban Adnan – calling the faithful to prayer.