Jerusalem Court Delays Hearing In Palestinian Eviction Case
Faizan Hashmi 1 month ago Mon 10th May 2021 | 12:00 AM
Jerusalem, May 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th May, 2021 ) :Israel's justice ministry said it would delay a key Monday hearing in a case that could see Palestinian families evicted from their Jerusalem homes to make way for Jewish settlers.
"In all the circumstances and in light of the attorney general's request, the regular hearing for tomorrow, May 10, 2021 (is) cancelled," it said in a statement Sunday, adding it would schedule a new hearing within 30 days.
Dozens of Palestinians and several Israeli police officers have been wounded in clashes in recent days in east Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, the scene of a long-running land dispute and located a short walk from flashpoint holy sites.
Israel then seized East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War and later annexed it.
Palestinians argue that discriminatory laws mean they are unable to claim back their properties inside what is now Israel.
The Palestinian families' lawyer, Hosni Abu Hussein, also accused the settlers of fraud.
"The registration of the lands in the name of the settlement association took place through fraud and deception, in collusion with the commissioner of public properties and the registrar of Israeli lands," he told AFP.