RAMALLAH, Feb 15 (JMCC) - The Israeli military is planning to build new national security and military academies on Mount Scopus, beyond the Green Line demarcating Israeli and Palestinian control.
According to a document obtained by Haaretz, a new military base will be built near Hebrew University, on the Palestinian side of the pre-1967 war border. The document proves Israeli intentions until now hidden from the public and denied by the Jerusalem
municipality and the Ministry of Defense.
The IDF colleges to be built on the potentially controversial base will include the command and staff school, the school for national security and the military academy that are currently located on the IDF base in Glilot. Although the majority of the units at the Glilot base are meant to be moved south as part of a plan to increase IDF presence in the Negev, the IDF, Jerusalem municipality and the Ministry of Defense agreed to move the colleges to the capital. Plans have already been set into motion, and the municipality has hired architect Eli Ilan to prepare the initial blueprints for the project.Read more