Uncommon Post Title: Good News from Silwan!

From Rabbis for Human Rights [read full post here]: “Last evening, on May 7th, 2012, a ruling was delivered from the District Court in Jerusalem concerning the case of the Ruweidi family from Silwan. The Court accepted the Ruweidis’ claim that their house is not “absentee property,” as the JNF-KKL/Himanutah, together with the extreme right wing settler organization ELAD, have sought to prove in court over the past two decades…

We congratulate the Ruweidi family, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center and Peace Now on this victory, but we are aware that the struggle is not over, as the JNF-KKL may decide to appeal this decision again. Moreover, we are concerned as to whether this case will serve as a precedent concerning other instances of the Absentee Property Law being applied, specifically in Silwan

It is important to note that the Sumarin family remains under threat of eviction by the JNF and its partners, through the Absentee Property Law. We call, again, on the JNF to cancel all efforts to take over the Sumarin property