Who’s the boss?
The Biden administration has repeatedly called on Israel not to expand settlements in land Palestinians claim. But Israel’s new government has said it will continue settlement activity. It sees other issues, especially Iran’s nuclear program, as being at the top of the agenda with the U.S.
Hanna Bisharat built his house in Jerusalem in 1926 for his large family (pictured in black and white). After they were expelled during the Nakba, Golda Meir, the PM of Israel who declared “there were no such thing as Palestinians” stole this home and used it as her residence. pic.twitter.com/suuD3yxxoC
— Jewish Voice for Peace (@jvplive) October 18, 2021
30 Palestinian shop owners in central Israel, lands occupied in 1948, recently received eviction orders from the Israeli Regional Committee for Planning and Building, Arab 48 news reported Tuesday.
The owners of the shops, located in Qalansuwa and Taybeh cities, were handed eviction notices under the pretext of building on residential plots of land, not for use as commercial property.
The committee gave shop owners, Palestinian citizens of Israel, 30 days to evacuate their stores or be fined 600,000 shekels ($186,811 US).
- 21 November, 2018- Israeli forces demolished over 20 shops in Shufat refugee camp in Jerusalem, the largest demolition spree in the city for years.
- December 7, 2014-Al-Quds,7 December 2014- Israeli army bulldozers on Wednesday (3/12) demolished a Palestinian building and 20 commercial shops in occupied East Jerusalem on claims that they had been built without permission.
- August 15, 2017-Palestinians in Jerusalem Close Their Shops to Avoid Heavy Israeli Municipal Taxes
Did you know that Palestinians in Jerusalem are mere “residents” in our ancestral city and that our “permits” to stay on our land can be revoked for, say, “breaching allegiance” to the regime that is systematically displacing our people and destroying our lives?
Exhibit A: https://t.co/Y1RiZpIOdg
— Mohammed El-Kurd (@m7mdkurd) October 18, 2021
Abdel Rahman Abdel Qader, one of the threatened shop owners, told Arab 48 that;
These eviction orders are considered a disaster for the shop owners. We are talking about dozens of shops on which the committee can impose fines of hundreds of thousands of shekels.”
Abdel Qader added that;
We are holding continuous sessions with all responsible authorities, municipality, law offices, and specialists, as well as consulting with activists of popular and national action.”