Israel to Evict 700 Palestinians from Silwan (VIDEO)

A protest against evictions in East Jerusalem. (Photo: via Facebook)

The Israeli Supreme Court yesterday rejected a petition submitted by 104 Palestinians against claims by a right-wing Israeli organization paving the way for 700 Palestinians to be forced from their homes, Haaretz reported.

The cleansing continues.

Posted by Marc Lamont Hill on Thursday, November 22, 2018

The 700 Palestinians, who make up 70 families, have been going through a legal battle to protect their right to remain in their homes since 2002. Last June, lawyers for the occupation admitted that the process by which settlers organization Ateret Cohanim received rights to the land was flawed. In spite of this, the judge ruled in favor of the settlers’ rights to siege the area.

Ateret Cohanim aims to take over Palestinian properties in occupied East Jerusalem and transfer then to Israeli settlers. The ownership claims were based on arguments of the properties’ situation before the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Palestinian house deeds were transferred to the Benvenisti Trust by Israel’s Justice Ministry in 2002 claiming it purchased the land in the late 1800s to settle Jews arriving in Palestine from Yemen.

This Palestinian family is fighting the eviction in occupied East Jerusalem.

Posted by Moja Palestina My Palestine on Friday, January 29, 2016

The court refused to rule on basis of land classification, saying that “the High Court isn’t the right venue for determining how the Ottomans classified the land”, Haaretz reported. Adding that the judges urged the occupation state to compensate anyone evicted.

According to UN OCHA,

“Ateret Cohanim now controls a total of six buildings in the area, where 200 Israeli settlers live”.

Palestinians of occupied East Jerusalem find themselves under no option but to go to Israeli occupation courts, where the case is treated as an ownership dispute between two equal parties.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

Know the Truth about Palestine

Dear Reader,
You have carried us through years of honest and accurate coverage and we are confident that you will carry us through the next stage, which promises to be more critical than ever, for Palestine and for all of us.
Make a contribution to support the Palestine Chronicle.
Click HERE to donate using your credit card or PayPal.
Or, click HERE to learn more.

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible)

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.