Days of Palestine

Sunday, January 29

Israel rules to expel Palestinian family from their Jerusalem home

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An Israeli court yesterday ruled that a Palestinian family can be evicted from their home in Jerusalem after inheriting it from their mother, Wadi Al-Hilwa Information Centre reported.

The court gave the family until March to evacuate the house which is built on an area of 500 square metres in Silwan.

Ilham Siyam and her four siblings have been living in the house for decades.

The family had provided the Israeli High Court with all the necessary documents to prove ownership of the property and it was due to convene in February, however the Magistrate’s Court’s decision was seen as a pre-emptive measure.

The legal battle has been ongoing for 22 years, the family said, as the Israeli Al-Ad Association claims ownership of the property which overlooks Al-Aqsa Mosque.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli Jewish NGO, which is fully supported by the Israeli government, has been claiming ownership of the house and went to the Israeli courts to get the family evicted in order to hand it over to Jews.