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State of Palestine: Jewish settlers storm Palestinian family home in Hebron02:04

State of Palestine: Jewish settlers storm Palestinian family home in Hebron

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Hebron
July 26, 2017 at 16:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of Jewish settlers stormed a Palestinian family home near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron on Tuesday, in an ongoing dispute over the land's legal rights.

Local media reports that more than 50 Jewish settlers gathered to seize the Abu Rajab family's three-story house, located south of the West Bank, which they claimed they had bought from the owners.

The Palestinian family denied the claims and filed a lawsuit with an Israeli court, accusing the settlers of trying to steal their house through forging official papers.

Israeli court subsequently ordered the army and its civil administration to prevent anyone from entering the second and third floors of the building until the final ruling has been issued.

Residents of the Abu Rajab house have been battling a legal case against Israeli settlers ever since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated his intention to support the Israeli settlement of Beit Hamachpela, which Jewish settlers plan to build on the same land.

State of Palestine: Jewish settlers storm Palestinian family home in Hebron02:04
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Dozens of Jewish settlers stormed a Palestinian family home near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron on Tuesday, in an ongoing dispute over the land's legal rights.

Local media reports that more than 50 Jewish settlers gathered to seize the Abu Rajab family's three-story house, located south of the West Bank, which they claimed they had bought from the owners.

The Palestinian family denied the claims and filed a lawsuit with an Israeli court, accusing the settlers of trying to steal their house through forging official papers.

Israeli court subsequently ordered the army and its civil administration to prevent anyone from entering the second and third floors of the building until the final ruling has been issued.

Residents of the Abu Rajab house have been battling a legal case against Israeli settlers ever since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated his intention to support the Israeli settlement of Beit Hamachpela, which Jewish settlers plan to build on the same land.

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