al- Kurd family

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Water, sanitation and elictricity
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 16 July 2008
Region MENA [ Middle East/North Africa ]
Country Palestine/Israel
Location East Jerusalem

Affected persons

Total 5
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution

Stop eviction. Authorities provide reparation for those dispossessed, injured and killed.

Details Al- Kurds family in East Jerusalem is set to be demolished.doc
COHRE CERD rpt on roma in italy.pdf
Forced eviction

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Israeli military, July War 2006; armed factions in Nahr al-Barid battles, 2008
Brief narrative

Bethlehem - Ma`an - The house of an Arab family in East Jerusalem, the al-Kurd family, is set to be demolished on Thursday after the High Court reversed its decision to allow the family to remain in their home. The decision comes after a long dispute between the family and a Jewish group who took over part of the property in 1999 claiming that the land had belonged to the Va`ad Sefaradi, a council of Rabbis, before 1948. The high court previously ruled that the settlers must leave the house and that the al-Kurd family should remain, but no action was taken against the settlers and they remained in the house. This Tuesday the court reversed its decision stating that no claim could to the property could be authenticated and ruled that the family should vacate the house within 24 hours and that it should be demolished.

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