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Ha'aretz: "Palestinians petition High Court to evict Hebron squatters"

Homes in the area were under Jewish ownership until 1947, and during the two decades of Jordanian rule of the city, they functioned as a wholesale market.

by Chaim Levinson


Two and a half years after a military panel ordered settlers forcibly removed from a Hebron neighborhood, the army has yet to take any steps toward implementing the ruling. This week, however, the buildings' former tenants petitioned the High Court to enforce the order.

Yariv Oppenheimer, the head of Peace Now, said in a statement, "It's a shame the government needs to receive a High Court petition in order to maintain a bit of order in Hebron and to keep settlers from seizing property that isn't theirs."

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