Israeli court allows settlers to storm Palestinian home in Jerusalem
|Sunday, January 31,2010 13:04|
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, -- Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed the second floor of a house belonging to an 80-year old Palestinian woman called Fatima Al-Dahoudi in the old city of occupied Jerusalem after an Israeli court allowed them to enter on a daily basis.
The Israeli court decision, which was issued on January 25, states that the owner of this house will be jailed and pay a fine of 20, 000 shekels ($5, 426) as well as more 9, 000 shekels ($2, 441) for the settlers’ lawyer, if she did not allow the settlers to enter the second flour of her house.
The court allowed the male settlers to enter the house from 08:00 am until 08:00 pm, and the female settlers from 08:00 pm to 08:00 am.
In a separate incident, the Israeli weekly newspaper Yerushalayim said Friday that the Israeli municipal committee for planning and building in Jerusalem turned an area of 660 dunums of Palestinian lands in the town of Issawiya to a national park with the aim to prevent Palestinians from building more homes on these lands.
The newspaper added that part of these lands was intended for expanding the Palestinian town, asserting that Israel has no better way than to use the pretext of building historical sites in order to impose a fait accompli in the holy city.