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Uqbat al-Khalidiya

What is affected
Housing Private
Type of violation Demolition/destruction
Date 04 January 2016
Region MENA
Country Palestine
City Uqbat al-Khalidiya, Old City, Jerusalem

Affected persons (number & composition)

Total 5
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
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Settler colonists
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Settlers breach wall of Palestinian home in Jerusalem’s Old City

Jan. 4, 2016 10:59 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 4, 2016 5:42 P.M.)


JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli settlers on Sunday made a number of breaches through the wall of a Palestinian home belonging to Noura Sub Laban in the Old City of Jerusalem, family members told Ma’an.


Noura’s son, Ahmad Sub Laban, said the family was shocked to find at least six breaches through the wall, which borders a property that was taken over by settlers just two weeks ago.


Ahmad said the family called Israeli police, who arrived on the scene and asked that the settlers repair the damage without bringing any formal procedures against them, despite the settlers admitting to breaching the wall.


An Israeli police spokesperson had no immediate information on the reports.

Ahmad said: "I do not know the motivations behind this action, but this has confirmed that our house is in real danger as it is surrounded by Israeli enclaves on all sides, which means the house could be stormed at any moment."


The far-right settlement organization Ateret Cohanim has been trying to seize the home of Noura Sub Laban, which lies in the Old City’s Oqbit al-Khalidiya area, since 2010, with the Sub Laban fighting to defend the home in Israel’s courts.


There are more than 500,000 Israeli settlers living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.


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