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Settlers take over East Jerusalem apartments
Published Monday 03/12/2012 (updated) 05/12/2012 16:54
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A Palestinian family is evicted from their home in Beit Hanina in order
to make way for settlers to move into the property.
(MaanImages/Steve Jeter)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A settler organization took over three apartments in a Palestinian-owned Jerusalem building on Monday, official news agency Wafa reported.

Settlers entered the five-story building in Jabal al-Mukabbir and took over three of the ten apartments, Wafa said. The owner of the building, Suleiman Abu Diab, lives on the top floor with the other nine apartments vacant.

The building was constructed 10 years ago and was issued a demolition order from Israel's Jerusalem municipality, the Wadi Hilweh center said.

Peace Now settlement watch director Hagit Ofran said the move is "not only a dangerous provocation which is threatening the stability in the fragile situation of Jerusalem, but also a threat to the possibility to get to a two states solution and a compromise in Jerusalem."

Coming three days after the Israeli government authorized mass settlement construction in response to Palestine's status upgarde at the UN, is "no accident," she said.

"It seems as if the Government has set the norm, and showed that it wishes to establish as many settlements as possible, to prevent the two states solution," she said.

The Jabal al-Mukabbir settlers were supported by the Elad organization, which claimed ownership of the apartments, Wafa added.

The Elad association is a private Israeli organization which promotes settlement building in East Jerusalem. The US state department in July criticized the group for disregarding the diverse religious history of sites it controls in East Jerusalem.

Israel captured East Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the international community. Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as the capital of their hoped-for state.
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1 ) Elisheva / USA
03/12/2012 16:34
Hey you, settlers, even your God is watching you. Sad that you are digging your own graves with these heinous actions.

2 ) ALQUDS / PALESTINE
03/12/2012 19:37
WHAT DO YOU MEAN EVICTED, ROBBED THESE SETTLERS HAVE LICENSE DO WRECK HAVOC MY AUNT LIVE ON MT. OLIVE THEY KEEP HARASING HER AND HER LITTLE DAUGHTER THEY HARASS ALSO SHE GOT HOME FROM WORK AND FOUND ALL HER FURNITURE IN THE STREET, SETTLERS EVICTED HER NOT COURT. MY LITTLE COUSIN IS AFRAID OF SETTLERS. BECAAUSE THEY KIDNAP AND RAPE, LECGAL UNDER TALMUD

3 ) harry / ireland
04/12/2012 17:28
Why are the Arab nations not doing more by way of armed response to the zionist terrorists? Come on Iran, are you going to wait until they destroy your military capabilities?

4 ) LegalEagle / USA
04/12/2012 19:03
UNGA Res. 66/18 says: "any actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever, and calls upon Israel to immediately cease all such illegal and unilateral measures;" PA/PLO must Go to ICC with that. Get decision, then ask for NATO help if Israel refuses to comply. Press your government to take legal action now that they are a state with borders!!!
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