Israel forces Palestinians out of their home, turns it over to Jewish settlers

Jan 27,2020

Up to 84 Palestinian families in Silwan have received orders to leave their homes and turn them over to the settler group over the few past years.

An Israeli court ruled on Sunday that members of Palestinian family be forced out of their home in Silwan neighbourhood of occupied Jerusalem in order to turn it over to Israeli settler group.

Wadi Al Hilweh Information Centre said the Israeli court rejected all appeals made by Dweik family, which owns the house, against a previous court ruling issued at the request of the settler group Ateret Cohanim ordering the family to leave the house.

Mazen Dweik, one of the family members, said that the house consists of five apartments in five floors where five families –37 members– currently reside, noting that his grandfather bought the land where the house is located in 1963.

Wadi Al Hilweh Information Centre said that 84 Palestinian families in Silwan have received orders to leave their homes and turn them over to the settler group over the few past years.

The families are currently battling these orders in Israeli courts.

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