Court orders eviction of second Hebron residence (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 04/22/12)
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The Jerusalem District Court over the weekend ordered Jewish
residents and the company Tal Construction and Development of Karnei
Shomron to vacate and remove any operations from a residence in the
Tel Rumeida neighborhood in Hebron within a month.
Judge Ram Vinograd rejected the company´s and Moshe Zar´s claims that
ownership of the land had been acquired through a Palestinian
intermediary, according to Israel Radio.
The Court held that the company´s claims were baseless and that it
had failed to prove that it had acquired the land.
According to the report, Judge Vinograd also raised questions as to
the veracity of the signature of the original owner on the documents
allegedly transferring ownership from the original owner to the
Palestinian intermediary that the company claims it bought the
The ruling comes in the wake of Defense Minister Ehud Barak´s order
earlier this month to evict families from "Beit Hamachpela" in Hebron
because they lacked the necessary permits and because he determined
that their presence in the otherwise Palestinian neighborhood was a
threat to public order.
The incident represented another situation where a group of Jews
moved into a residence in a Palestinian neighborhood in Hebron under
disputed circumstances and were ordered to leave, although in the
current case the eviction order comes from a court.
Subsquently, MK Zevulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi) gave Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu alleged proof that the disputed Hebron apartment
building was purchased from its Palestinian owner.
The Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria and Border Police are
also investigating the legality of the sale, with specific concerns
over if the Palestinian in question had full ownership rights to the
In a statement he sent to the media, Orlev said he planned to ask
Netanyahu to conclude the investigation into the sale within 30 days
of the March 29 entry of the families into the structure. Tovah
Lazaroff contributed to this report. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post
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