Official documents from the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Local Authorities which was obtained by the the "The Forum for the Struggle for Every Dunam" reveal a construction plan for dozens of lots on the area of the ancient Altar of Joshua on Mount Ebal.
According to the plan, dozens of permanent homes will be built on most of the altar wall, and will practically connect the outskirts of the city of Nablus and the Askar refugee camp to Mount Ebal.
According to the plan, the altar itself will remain a public park, which will be surrounded by Arab houses that will be built on the wall itself and the rest of the area of the archaeological site which is an integral part of the Biblical site.
The 'Forum for the Struggle for Every Dunam' stated: "According to the plans, most of the area of the site - including all the historical artifacts where it is going to be will be razed to gravel, and also the part that is left for disposal will be destroyed in a short time and completely out of Israeli control following the construction of the neighborhood that will swallow it up and prevent access to the place."
The Palestinian Authority has been constructing a new main road between the city of Nablus and a nearby Arab village, a road which illegally enters Area C in places, close to the location of the altar. The attempt to takeover the area began immediately upon the destruction of a Jewish farm by the Israeli Civil Administration two years ago, which left the area without a Jewish presence.