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Report: Israeli court orders settlers to leave Hebron home
Published Sunday 22/04/2012 (updated) 24/04/2012 12:29
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A Jewish boy lifts his hand to prevent a Palestinian from taking his picture near
a police barrier in Hebron. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli court has ordered six Jewish settler families to vacate a home belonging to Palestinians in Hebron in the southern West Bank, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported Sunday.

The Jerusalem district court found the settlers had forged purchase documents for the home in Hebron's Old City, Haaretz reported.

Settlers moved into Zachariah Bakri's home in 2005, claiming he had sold it to a construction company Tal Lebniya.

Bakri denied selling the house and brought the case to court. Police said purchase documents presented by the settlers and allegedly signed by Hebron's mayor were forged, the report said.

The court ordered the families to leave by May 15 and ruled that they must pay 20,000 shekels ($5,330) in trial costs.

Earlier this month, Israeli forces evicted 15 Jewish settlers from a Palestinians' home in Hebron. They said they had bought the house, a claim disputed by Palestinian authorities.

Israeli officials ordered their eviction because they had entered the West Bank city without the approval of Israeli security authorities.

Around 800 Jewish settlers live in the heart of Hebron. Many carry M16 rifles and they are guarded by Israeli soldiers who impose strict restrictions on Palestinians' movement in the city.

Under international law, all Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank are illegal.
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1 ) southparkbear / usa
22/04/2012 17:21
i would like maan to produce the reference of that so called international law stating settelments are ilegal. if any of the reader is knowlegable on the subject pls do provide the reference of the law. it's best for all to read it. Fair enough?

2 ) carlos / USA
22/04/2012 18:37
Why are not jewish only settlements allowed in israel? In US that is not allowed. US does not allow "white only", "Jewish only " because it is against every value the US holds dear. Why would US approve of this value anywhere else?

3 ) R cummings / uk
22/04/2012 19:14
1) - It is all spelled out very precisely in the 4th Geneva Convention. You MUST have seen the references posted on the web a thousand times. GC4 defines the rules of war. It is a statute of international law, which all nations are obliged to follow - even Israel. Israel's status in the West bank is solely that of belligerent military occupier, a temporary legal status. If you remember that the laws were written in the light of Germany's actions in WW2, you will understand why /

4 ) R cummings / uk
22/04/2012 19:22
/the occupier is PROHIBITED from (a) acquiring occupied territory, (b) settling its own people on occupied territory, (c) annexing occupied territory, (d) removing the occupied peoples from occupied territory, (e) denying or removing the water supply to the occupied people, (f) incarcerating occupied civilians without trial, and all the other fascistic things Israel gets up to. Since the UN was set up in 1944, all these things are now war crimes which can be tried in the Hague - gettit now?

5 ) Urs / Switzerland
22/04/2012 20:21
No problem: http://www.ag-friedensforschung.de/regionen/Nahost/mauer-igh-orig.pdf. Page 47: "The Court concludes that the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (including East Jerusalem) have been established in breach of international law. "

6 ) Richard F / UK
22/04/2012 20:55
Relevant international law? Fourth Geneva Protocol, of which Israel is a signatory - and a slew of UNSC resolutions.

7 ) Julie / USA
22/04/2012 22:02
#1 where have you been? settlements are illegal per Fourth Geneva Convention which prohibits the movement of populations into territories under occupation and also prohibits moving (e.g. deportation) Palestinians out of the territories. read the convention, it's an authentic reference. izrael breaches it, but that doesn't change the law!!! and...not only do settlements violate the law, they also violate Pals legal right of self-determination. settlements are ILLEGAL at all levels. research it !!

8 ) Julie / USA
22/04/2012 22:09
@ #1 cont...also: UNSC resolution 465 of March 1st, 1980 called on izrael "to dismantle the existing settlements and in particular to cease, on an urgent basis, the establishment, construction and planning of settlements in the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem"...breaching this breaks international law. izrael breaches this consistently and continuously.

9 ) ian / australia
23/04/2012 04:35
#1 "if any of the reader is knowlegable on the subject pls do provide the reference of the law." Fourth Geneva Convention dude...signed by Israel! Sheesh! Do you even READ the comments here? Must be in every other post or are you too busy cracking wise with the hehehe to bother with the absolute basics of the issue? Knew you lived under a rock...er, morally, but seems you actually do! (hehehe!) (Of course Israeli legal eagles have dreamt up numerous super nifty reasons why GCIV is inapplicable

10 ) ian / australia
23/04/2012 04:36
(contd.) ...perhaps that's what you're getting at and your fine legal mind has set a little trap...but I doubt it!)

11 ) Robby / USA
23/04/2012 06:41
2 ) carlos / USA - so the US must break ties with KSA, the Palestinians (death penalty for selling property to Jews), Lebanon (check out their election laws) and a few more.
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