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More Israeli Threats of War on Gaza, by Benny Gants This Time, More Theft of Palestinian Property in Jerusalem

Gantz renews war threats against Gaza

[ 21/11/2011 - 02:05 PM ]


Commander in chief of the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) Benny Gantz reiterated his threat to wage a large-scale war on the Gaza Strip and said it would be very painful if it happened this time.

The Hebrew radio quoted Gantz as saying on Sunday that if there was no escape, the IOF would not hesitate to launch a wide military operation against Gaza to destroy the infrastructure of the Palestinian resistance and stop its rocket counterattacks.

He claimed during a visit to a military recruitment center that the war this time would be well-organized in order to preserve the lives of soldiers and settlers.

Jewish settlers given green light to seize more Jerusalemite property

[ 21/11/2011 - 12:32 PM ]


Palestinian lawyer Ahmed Al-Ruwaidi said, according to confirmed information, that Jewish settler societies received recently the green light from the Israeli government to appropriate more Palestinian real estate from the natives in occupied Jerusalem.

Ruwaidi, one of the Jerusalemite natives, added that official parties in the Israeli government set a scheme to seize the Palestinian property and earmarked a budget for that.

He explained that the scheme will start during the coming days by seizing a property owned by Samreen family in Silwan district, a few meters away south of the Aqsa Mosque, and the house of Zalloum family in Sa'diya neighborhood of the old city.

According to the information the lawyer has, the scheme will involve attempts to offer money to the Palestinian owners to make them leave their property or to use police force with the help of Jewish settlers to take hold of them during night raids if they refused to leave.

These houses are part of a network of Palestinian homes in the old city and Silwan district, which was exposed to many seizure attempts by the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) and Jewish settlers, and Israeli courts issued many verdicts on them during the past 20 years, but the IOA was waiting for certain political circumstances to take control of them and other property in Jerusalem, the lawyer clarified. The scheme will target the old city of Jerusalem, and the areas of Silwan, Sheikh Jarrah, Wadi Joz and Ras Al-Amud and the IOA will use the custodian of absentee law to implement it, the lawyer noted.

He stressed that despite the cooperation of the Palestinian owners who filed legal petitions with Israeli courts and provided all authentic documents that confirm their ownership, but the Israeli judiciary proved itself as part of this scheme as it did earlier when it allowed Jewish settlers having forged real estate papers to seize dozens of Palestinian homes in Silwan, Sheikh Jarrah and the old city.

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