Israeli court delays rule on forced expulsion of family in Batn Al Hawa

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Israeli Supreme court on Monday delayed a rule on the forced expulsion of the Dweik family from its house in the neighborhood of Batn Al Hawa in occupied Jerusalem. The court did not determine the time of the new rule session. The rule would determine the fate of 86 other families in the neighborhood.

The attorney of the Deweiks, Hussam Siyam, said the session was delayed in order to examine an appeal against the decision to forcefully expel the Dweiks from their house in the Silwan neighborhood of Batn Al Hawa, in which they have been living for over 60 years.

Siyam added that the rule is crucial as it would determine the fate of 86 families, threatened with forced expulsion in the neighborhood.

Batn Al Hawa is one of 12 neighborhoods in Silwan in occupied Jerusalem. It is located to the South of Al Aqsa mosque.

The neighborhood is one of six others, facing the danger of ethnic cleaning in favor of settler organizations or settlement projects or demolition.

Batn Al Hawa contains 80 houses. Israeli settlement organization Ateret Cohanim had distributed eviction orders for the owners of the 80 houses, claiming that Jewish people used to own the land in the period between 1860 and 1880, which puts nearly 726 Palestinians at risk of forced displacement.

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