Israeli expropriation practice: A current bad news

Get you through the night! With this spell, the issues of the day commentator used to say goodbye to its viewers. In the meantime, it has expanded the greeting

Israeli expropriation practice: A current bad news

Get you through the night! With this spell, the issues of the day commentator used to say goodbye to its viewers. In the meantime, it has expanded the greeting and says: "you will make it through the day!" A prerequisite for this Look is. The media confront us with the misery of the world, that we can pass out pass us by. Is look the other way, well-established Reflex, we need constantly to let us have the courage to take and to look more confident in the future. But it is not possible for me, a story, to look the other way, I need to give here more.

Although there is not even hope that the More this story will have any effect. Here, nothing and no one left to rescue. Nevertheless, all the more important that we not look away and at least is known, what are we missing here. A small Outcry against the impotence of silence.

The right

the history of The family Sumarin I learned from David Shulman, renowned Indologist at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and recipient of the "Israel prize", but also a member of Ta'ayush, a dedicated group of Israeli civil society, which campaigns for the rights of the Palestinian population in the occupied territories. In his Blog, he tells of his last visit to the family of Sumarin, who has been living for generations in the Wadi Hilwe in Silwan, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Here, the biblical story of job happened. In Wadi Hilwe has recently built a visitor centre of the settler group El'ad, the school children and tourists to your nationalist story about this place that she calls "the city of David". Right next to the visitor's center, the stately stone house of the Sumarins is.

David Shulman has visited the Arab large family there often. The grandfather built the house in the fifties. He died in 1982, after 1989, his three sons lived outside of Israel and Palestine. This fact allowed the government to give the house to the family in the hands of a state-employed "guardian of abandoned property", and with the help of a notorious act, the again and again the expropriation of Palestinian land ownership is used. The guardian conveyed the house and land the Jewish national Fund. After all, the nephew of the grandfather who had already lived for a long time with his wife and children in the house, and the uncle took care of was recognized as the legitimate residents. But this nephew of 2015 died, deprived of the Israeli authorities, his widow and the children and grandchildren, the right of residence and to coordinate the evacuation. The family fought back with all legal means against this decision. In September 2019, the judgment was confirmed by the Jerusalem Magistrates Court; a further appeal of the large family was on 30. June dismissed.

A malicious act

Israeli human rights activists have not been looking the other way. You have followed the case of the Sumarins over the years and did what they could to prevent the expulsion of the family. You have mobilized a lot of friends at home and abroad, to support their Protest. In this connection I have written the first letter to mean to the Jewish national Fund in New York. In the meantime, there are received a lot of letters, but it is also the last decision of the authority is: The Sumarins have lost the decades of struggle around your home and property.

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 14:20

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