Occupation police arrest 9 Israeli activists in Silwan
August 2, 2020

The occupation police arrested 9 Israeli activists during a sit-in organized by them in the building of the Jewish National Fund west of Jerusalem, demanding that the Sumrein family not be expelled from their home in the village of Silwan.

The activists restricted themselves with chains at the main entrance to the building, and chanted slogans condemning the racist occupation measures against the Palestinian people.

It is noteworthy that the District Court issued at the end of last month a decision to evict the Sumrein family from its property located in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the pretext of its ownership by the "Jewish National Fund".

The District Court gave the Sumrein family until August 16, 2020 to implement the eviction decision in favor of the settlers.

The Sumrein family has been locked in a conflict in the occupation courts since 1991, after an eviction lawsuit by the Israeli "Haimonta" company - which is one of the "Jewish National Fund" companies - to claim ownership of the property.