Israeli Supreme court orders to evacuate Shamasneh family from their home in Sheikh Jarrah
August 30, 2013

The Israeli Supreme court issued on Thursday a decision to evacuate the Shamasneh family from their home which is located in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the city of Jerusalem on the 1st of March, 2014. Ayoub Shamasneh, his wife, his son Mohammad and his wife and six children where the oldest is 21 and the youngest is 12 years old live in the house which is 65 square meters and consists of two rooms and their facilities. The Israeli Supreme court held a session on the 20th of May, 2013 to discuss the issue of evacuating the family from their home. The lawyers requested to study the file of the case to respond to both sides’ claims (settlers’ lawyer and Shamasneh family lawyer); the family was informed with the court’s decision on Thursday. The custodian of absentee property claims ownership of the house in which a Jewish family used to live in before 1948 and they were forced to evacuate the house then and are now requesting to take it back. Shamasneh family has been living in the house since 1964.