Supreme Court blocks eviction of Arab squatters from Jewish property

After Jerusalem District Court dismisses claim of Arabs living in Jewish-owned east Jerusalem home and orders their eviction, Supreme Court overturns ruling and stays eviction • Judge says eviction would cause “irreparable, tremendous harm” to residents.

By Yair Altman, ISRAEL HAYOM

The Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a Jerusalem District Court ruling ordering the eviction of Arabs who live on a Jewish-owned property in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina.

Last month, Jerusalem District Court Presiding Judge Aharon Farkash ordered that the home be evicted by Feb. 12, but the Arab residents illegally squatting on the property appealed to the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Justice Yoram Danziger overturned Farkash’s ruling and said that “the home in question is the residents’ only place of residence and an eviction order would effectively mean throwing them out on the street.”

The Arab residents had questioned the validity of the property titles presented by the Jews who claim ownership to the home, but the Jerusalem District Court rejected their claim.

Danziger ruled that “no one disagrees that the [Jewish] respondents have the right to exercise their rights to the property rights, as per the [district] court’s ruling even while the appeal in being heard, but given that an eviction would cause irreparable damage, the court must find in favor of the plaintiffs.”

Danziger also denied the demand made by the Jewish property owners to receive payment from the Arabs using the property.

“I have come to the conclusion that a stay of the eviction is warranted, as it would spell the demolition of the structures in which the plaintiffs reside, which would be irreparable and cause them tremendous harm,” he ruled.

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12 Comments / 12 Comments

  1. Sebastien Zorn

    A humane solution would be to give them a chance of help finding another place. This isn’t humane. It’s treason and hypocrisy. Especially right after Amona. A Supreme Court consisting of Progressives and an Arab dedicated to undermining Zionism needs to be completely replaced. I just learned that the eviction of the Jewish community of Ofra is next week in a footnote! This isn’t a Supreme Court so much as a Quisling pro-Arab court. It has no legitimacy.

    “”Next week we expect another devastating demolition of houses in Ofra.”

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/224336

  2. Edgar G.

    xxx

    As for the statement that this would mean “throwing them out in the streets”.THis is a canard…There is not a single Arab in Israel nor YESHA who does not have at least a hundred people to who, he could go for shelter. These High Court poseurs seem not to know that Arabs are family oriented and have huge family support all around them.

    The sooner we get rid of them the better, they are like a millstone around our necks..One might think that they are stretchong the forbearance of the Jew until it breaks and they are taken out and handed on a lamppost.

  3. Edgar G.

    xxx

    As for the statement that this would mean “throwing them out in the streets”.THis is a canard…There is not a single Arab in Israel nor YESHA who does not have at least a hundred people to who, he could go for shelter. These High Court poseurs seem not to know that Arabs are family oriented and have huge family support all around them.

    The sooner we get rid of them the better, they are like a millstone around our necks..One might think that they are stretchong the forbearance of the Jew until it breaks and they are taken out and handed on a lamppost. As they should have been already years ago.

  4. bernard ross

    Evicting Jews but not Arabs is the fashion of the day in Israel. There is always a BS narrative but it is driven by an agenda in line with BB àppeasing GCC

  5. pinchas baram

    why oh why do we never hear of angry demonstrations in front of the high court or the homes of the judges? or even a small group standing on a main highway with signs saying, honk if you think the supreme court judges are UNJUST because they consistently punish Jews in Judea and Samaria? or a group passing out angry info flyers to people waiting at train stations? things like that. why not?

  6. Michael Fruchter

    Well, Israel has to do this diplomatically.But the law is the law.

  7. Edgar G.

    @ pinchas baram:
    xx

    Thought you’s emphatically said goodbye and we were rid of you…well again…

    GOODBYE.

  8. sabashimon

    Michael Fruchter Said:

    Well, Israel has to do this diplomatically.But the law is the law.

    Obviously the law for Jews in Israel is quite different than those for Arabs. Illegal building? Well let me check…..are you Arab or Jew? Arab you say? Well then, carry on.

  9. stevenl

    Apparently Bibi is very satisfied with the actions of the SC!
    Kahlon insists on keeping a leftist sc!!!

  10. veet vivarto

    How is this different from throwing people out from Amona?
    They suffered a much more damage. They built the homes, Arabs in Jerusalem only stole them.

    The big question is how can supreme court judge be arrested and punished for treason?

  11. SHmuel HaLevi

    An pray tell me, why anyone expected otherwise?
    Maybe, just maybe will people join the movement for the creation of a new government system by initially voting, of course outside the combina cesspool, for a New Jewish National Assembly, replacing the infested present operation.
    The self elected aggregate pretending to be judges is there because Neyanyauh has blocked all attempts to change the terms of selection and election of true Judges.

    Your choice…

  12. David Barrett

    Typical HC meshugas! Goodness knows where they find these aggrandized dummies. You cannot have one rule for Amona and another for Bet Hanina – HC is in a mess!

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