The Latest Episode of Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem

أخبار واحتفالات النمسا اليوم

silwan- palestinian houseDespite the oppressive measures, the social, cultural, and economical injustices against the residents of East Jerusalem in general and of Silwan in particular, the Jerusalem municipality of occupation has approved preliminary plans to demolish 22 Palestinian homes in Silwan as part of an initiative to build a recreational area there.

Today a large Israeli police force raided Abu Nab family’s home in the East Jerusalem’s town of Silwan and started to empty the house from the owner’s furniture under the pretext that the house belonged to a Jewish family before the 1967.

The house of Abu Nab was built in the 19th century for in Silwan. For the past 50 years, the Abu Nab family has been living there.

During the past three years, the right-wing radical groups threatened to forcibly evict four Palestinian families they claim are living on property belonging to Jews in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

In 2010, MK Uri Ariel “National Union” declared from the Knesset podium that settlers would hire private security firms to evict four Palestinian families, consisting of 40 persons, from the building in Silwan.

Accordin to WAFA correspondent in Jerusalem, he reported that on one of the locals witnessing the Israeli police forced eviction of Abu Nab family in the cold weather. He said police broke into the house and began to take out furniture, vandalizing many pieces due to their careless conduct.

Family member Nasir Abu Nab told WAFA the Israeli authorities ordered his family to pay rent which amounts to 280,000 NIS for the past 14 years they have lived in the house, claiming that the house used to belong to a Jewish Yemeni family prior to the 1967 conflict.

He said the family assigned a lawyer to follow up on the case, and the eviction came as a surprise. According to Abu Nab’s testimony Israeli police threatened to come back and empty the rest of the furniture, even if the case was not settled soon.

To be noted, the house is located between the illegal settlement outposts of Beit Asal and Beit Yonatan, where a number of Palestinian-owned homes were taken over by settlers.

While settlers are supported by the court and the Israeli authorities to claim ownership of homes which were allegedly owned by Jewish families, Palestinian families which were evicted from their homes in 1948 are not entitled to return to their homes or claim ownership.

Settlements are illegal under international law as they violate Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits the transfer of the occupying power’s civilian population into occupied territory.

2 comments to The Latest Episode of Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem

  • Eileen K.

    This is nothing new; the Zionist authorities have been violating Article 49 of the 4th Geneva Convention for decades (this Article forbids any occupying nation to replace the population of the occupied with its own citizens). For decades, Israel has been doing just that – replacing the indigenous Palestinian inhabitants of E. Jerusalem with fanatical Jewish settlers, many of whom had originally arrived from the USA. If it had been any of the Zionist Entity’s neighbors doing the same, the MSM would be screaming bloody murder – hypocrisy at its worst.

  • Helen

    how about we start forcing the jews out and off the lands that were occupied by pals before they came in and stole it? how would that work for the thieves? 90% of these so called jews are European.. they never had any right to that land to begin with.. just because they converted doesn’t make this their land!! the fact that many of the people of those lands started out jews and converted doesn’t mean they they don’t belong to that land.. when jews ruled that land thousands of years ago they ruled it for 90 years and an area smaller than Jerusalem was what they ruled.. people need to learn their history, since the jews refuse to learn theirs..

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