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Eviction orders for 8 homes in Jaffa

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli “Amidar” company issued 8 new immediate eviction orders to families in the city of Jaffa, in preparation for selling them within the real estate that will be sold through public auction.

A member of the People’s Committee in Jaffa, Omar Siksik, said that Amidar had breached the agreement signed with it, which stipulates freezing eviction orders until the end of the dialogue related to reaching final satisfactory solutions regarding the Jaffa housing crisis.

Siksek indicated that following the issuance of the new eviction orders, the people in Jaffa had nothing left but to struggle to hold onto their homes and lands that the Israeli authorities are trying to seize.

He added, “We had seen a glimmer of hope after the agreement with Amidar to freeze the eviction orders, but today they issued 8 immediate eviction orders, and this is practically a declaration of war in Jaffa against the people and owners of the land, and we will not accept that groups threaten our existence because we are the original owners of the land.”

Siksek stressed that the Palestinians in Jaffa will not give up their right to struggle to preserve their rights to their lands and homes, and continued, “They believe that they can break our thorn easily…but our will is strong and we will defend ourselves at any cost.”

He pointed out that the People’s Committee in Jaffa will hold a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, to discuss the housing crisis and the decisions of the “Amidar” company, explaining that a boycott of all official departments of the Israeli Ministry of Housing, the “Israel Lands Administration” and the “Amidar” company will be announced.

And last Thursday, the Israeli “Amidar” company began making deals to sell 3 properties in the city of Jaffa in public auctions, at a time when the people of the city of Jaffa are demanding radical solutions to the housing crisis, provided that they remain in the homes they have lived in for nearly 70 years under the “protected tenants” clause.


Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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