A session to discuss the decisions to evict 7 families in Silwan in favor of settlers

Jerusalem – Ma’an – A session was held at the Central Court on Wednesday to consider the appeal submitted against the “decisions to evict 7 families from their homes” in the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in the town of Silwan, south of Jerusalem.

During the session, the families’ lawyer, Yazid Qawar, stressed that the eviction decisions were illegal, demanding that they be cancelled.

He added that the eviction decisions threaten 7 residential units, in which more than 50 people live.

The settlement authorities claim that 5 dunams and 200 square meters of land in the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood have belonged to the Yemeni Jews since 1881 as a ‘Jewish endowment,’ and since 2015 the ‘Ateret Cohanim Settlement Association’ has begun delivering notices and judicial notices to families in the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood to evict them from their homes and properties.

Source: Maan News Agency