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Fifteen to twenty settlers, accompanied by private armed security and Israeli police forces, entered an extension of the Palestinian house, and started clearing it of the familys belongings. The family was not present in this section of the house i More..n compliance with a previous court order. However, local sources reported that the settlers also attempted, on several occasions, to gain entry to the inhabited part of the house.
One Palestinian resident, Khamis al-Gawi, was arrested shortly
How could a bunch of criminals, breaking into people's homes and steal their property, and the world keep silent! How could they oppress an entire nation and the world still silent! If they were Arabs who stole houses of the Jews, I'm sure whole world would stand up and oppose! but reality sucks and injustice celebrating!Where are human rights! Where is justice?
Originally posted by Ex
I personally think there is MUCH more going on here than
someone getting kicked out of their home.
I would love a translation of the language so I could really
hear what is being said.
There is MORE to this story !
I understand some Arabic.The old woman was saying,"Go outside!Go quickly! Get out!" The younger man who seemed to be her son was trying to block her so I assume they would not harm her.Notice where they are moving FROM to where these leech's are moving to.I saw a sign in English that said something to the effect of "good water,good land here".I'd have to watch it again to be positive.
A court case, determining the ownership of the whole house, including the section built in 1956 by UNRWA, will be heard on 15 February 2010. Similarly to the Hannoun, Gawi and Kamel al-Kurd families in the past, this hearing can result in an eviction order against the al-Kurd family.
The eviction orders are a result of claims made in 1967 by the Sephardic Community Committee and the Knesseth Yisrael Association (who since sold their claim to the area to Nahalat Shimon) – settler organizations that claim to have deeds for the land dating back to 1875. In 1972, these two settler organizations applied to have the land registered in their names with the Israel Lands Administration (ILA). Their claim to ownership was noted in the Land Registry; however, it was never made into an official registry of title. The first Palestinian property in the area was taken over at this time.
Before surrounding and overrunning the Al-Kurd home, the settlers reportedly produced a court order which gave consent to the settlers’ take-over of the house.
The family was not present inside the locked up house, in compliance with a court order issued by the Israeli court prohibiting their entry into their home. On Sunday, an appeal by the Al-Kurd family to return to their home was turned down by an Israeli magistrate’s court.
On Tuesday morning at around 9.30am, a group of settlers surrounded the al-Kurd family home in Sheikh Jarrah and took over a section of the house.
The take-over came minutes after an appeal, challenging an earlier court decision that deemed this section of the house illegal and gave the settlers the right to enter the property, submitted by the family’s lawyer, was rejected by the Magistrate Court this morning. The al-Kurd family only found out that their appeal was rejected when they saw the settlers approaching their home.