Worldwide

Palestinians evicted from Jewish-owned home in eastern Jerusalem

Palestinians evicted from Jewish-owned home in eastern Jerusalem”

Palestinians and left-wing activists outside the home of Palestinian Shamasneh family after they were evicted from their home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, September 5, 2017. "They took us out and threw us outside". "Maybe we will sleep in the street".

The property was owned by Jews until 1948 when after that year's War of Independence, known to the Palestinians as the "Nakba" or "catastrophe", the area came under Jordanian control and the Jewish family was forced to leave the area, leading to the renting of the property to a Palestinian family.

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, said it would seek to support the family financially to find another home.

The Israel Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Jewish owners of the house in 2013; they subsequently sold the house to unidentified buyers.

Under Israeli law, Jews can reclaim property lost when Jordan occupied East Jerusalem in the war of 1948-9. Israel occupied east Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the worldwide community.

For now, there are six Jewish homes in Sheikh Jarrah (including Shamasneh's house), and it was reported that there are dozens of other homes that are under the threat of eviction - mainly in the sub-neighborhood of Umm Haroun, where the Shamasneh house it located.

Left-wing demonstrators and Arabs attacked police with stones as they carried out the court order in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

The anti-Israel Israeli nongovernmental organization (NGO) Peace Now said that such evictions jeopardized the creation of a Palestinian state inside Israel with Jerusalem as its capital. "The settlers, with the backing of the government, are utilizing a discriminatory law in order to change the status quo and Israelize Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem".

Israel claims the whole of Jerusalem as its capital, while Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state. "The expansion of settlements is not helpful to that end".

The courts ruled that the Shamasne family has lived in the house since 1972, however the family claims it has been resident since 1964 (albeit without a lease for part of the period) and that therefore they can not be evicted under law. The family - made up of eight people, including young children and two elderly parents - have lived in Sheikh Jarrah since 1964. The fight over property in Jerusalem dates back to thousands of years. "It is happening slowly, slowly", he said.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


12 Апреля 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

11 Апреля 2018
England All-rounder David Willey Replaces Kedar Jadhav
He has two centuries and seven half centuries to his name, which have come while playing in various T20 leagues across the world. With an experience of more than 140 T20 matches, David will prove out to be the Trump Card of Chennai Super Kings this season.

29 Марта 2018
Max Polyakov: The Knowledge Economy and its Opportunities for Businesses
Knowledge should be the fundamental aspect of any production process, as well as it should be used in every technological process. Furthermore, the USA accounts for more than a quarter of the world economy (24.8%); the cash equivalent is about 18 trillion USD.

15 Марта 2018
Server Requirements for Mass Mailing
The first means that the error occurred on the receiving side: maybe the client's account was blocked, or something else happened. Running your own email server may sound like a science fiction, and it may seem that it’s impossible to handle such thing.

06 Сентября 2017
Oxygen OS Open Beta for OnePlus 3/3T arrived
Now the color profile of the display has also adjusted as earlier some issues were reported, now it is calibrated to sRGB profile. Note that those on the beta upgrade channel will stop receiving regular OTA updates from the stable channel.

06 Сентября 2017
Adobe Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE) Sentiment Report
Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE) shares are showing positive momentum over the past week as the stock has clocked in with gains of 2.38%. Egerton Capital UK LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Adobe Systems in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $209,666,000.

06 Сентября 2017
Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte Returns on Tuesday
If you flip the numbers upside down, the numbers represent PSL - the abbreviation for pumpkin spice latte. This isn't the first time that customers and employees have been confused over the drink's availability.

06 Сентября 2017
Josh Bell, Max Moroff power Pittsburgh Pirates to rout of Chicago Cubs
After attempting warmup pitches, Arrieta reportedly met with a trainer before walking off in apparent pain and leaving the game. Max Moroff added three hits and four RBIs for Pittsburgh, including a solo home run off Arrieta (14-9) in the third.

06 Сентября 2017
Mother Teresa Death Anniversary: Nobel laureate declared co-patron of Calcutta Archdiocese
Archbishop D'Souza said people from every religion honored and collaborated with Mother Teresa when she was alive. Mother Teresa died of cardiac arrest at the congregation's motherhouse in Kolkata on September 5, 1997, aged 87.

06 Сентября 2017
Vincent Janssen and Erik Lamela left out of Tottenham's Champions League squad
Tottenham entertain Borussia Dortmund in their opening Champions League fixture of the season at Wembley Stadium next Wednesday.