Activists inside Palestinian house in Silwan to confront its seizure 14Mar11 March 15, 2011

The Palestinian Information Centre -  14 March 2011

Dozens of foreign activists and Palestinians stationed themselves since yesterday inside Hamadallah family’s house in Ras Al-Amud neighborhood in Silwan district after Israeli settlers and policemen declared their intention to seize the house by force.

The family said that Israeli police officers told it that a military force would storm its house and evacuate all its 16 members, mostly children, by force.

When one of these Israeli officers was asked if he had a court order, he ignored the question and said he had orders to evacuate the house, the family added.

Local sources said the Israeli occupation forces might attack the house Monday morning.

For its part, Al-Maqdesi for society development stated that the Israeli central court issued an arbitrary decision ordering the displacement of Hamadallah family from their house and gave the family four days to vacate part of the house for settlers from Ma’ale Hazeitim settlement.

This court decision was taken after Zio-American millionaire Muskovich claimed and fabricated his ownership of the land on which the family’s house was built in 1952.

Al-Maqdesi organization stressed that the Israeli court decision is part of the Zionist policy aimed at hitting the demographic balance in occupied Jerusalem and ending the Palestinian presence in it.


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