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    Morocco’s Foundation for Palestine to Construct University in East Jerusalem

    With a budget of $300,000, the project is part of a program to support educational institutions in East Al-Quds.

    12 Sep 2022

    Rabat - Bayt Mal Al-Quds, a Moroccan foundation dedicated to supporting the socio-economic development of the Palestinian capital in East Al-Quds (Jerusalem), announced yesterday launching the construction of Al-Quds University in Beit Hanina, a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem.

    Under a budget of $300,000, the project is part of a program to support educational institutions in the Holy City of Jerusalem, according to a statement from Bayt Mal Al-Quds.

    The project is set to cover the restructuring and development of the university’s main corridors, the creation of shaded areas, and updating of the university stadium, the statement specified.

    Present at the event of laying the first stone for the construction of the university was the Director in Charge of the Management of the Agency Bayt Mal Al-Quds Acharif, Mohamed Salem Cherkaoui, the Ambassador of Mexico, the Turkish consul, and the honorary consul of Malaysia in Al-Quds, as well as members of the University Council and Palestinian officials.

    According to the statement, the construction work also includes setting up green areas equipped with irrigation systems, the building of a station for recycling rainwater, and an experimental farm that contains plants of Andalusian and Moroccan origin.

    The list of upgrades includes includes further plans to equip the ecological museum and the installation of solar panels that would cover the university’s electricity needs.

    Through this project, noted the statement, the Bayt Mal Al-Quds Agency aims to raise awareness and educate the city’s youth on the importance of preserving the city’s ecosystem and encourage young people to recycle waste.

    In comments to the press about the project, the President of Al-Quds University, Imad Abu Kishek, expressed his gratitude to Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, and to Morocco for the support it has historically provided to Palestinian institutions.

    Abu Kishek recalled and praised King Mohammed VI's commitment to and support for Palestinians, highlighting the Moroccan monarch’s “achievements” in East Jerusalem and in the city’s historical “Moroccan quarter,” Harat al-Maghariba.

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