In preparation for the eviction of its Palestinians, the “Jewish National Fund” seeks to register 17,000 properties

Jerusalem24 – The Jewish National Fund’s board of directors is expected to approve, today, Thursday, a plan, which is estimated at a cost of about 100 million shekels, and is expected to take about 5 years to implement, to examine the land purchase transactions carried out by the Jewish National Fund before and after 1948, which were not registered with the Land Registry offices. It is documented only in the records of the fund and its subsidiaries, and in many cases the fund does not know the exact location of those properties due to the nature of the documents.

In the past, the fund has purchased land all over the West Bank, some of which it estimates are also located in Areas A and B, which are under civilian control of the Palestinian Authority, meaning that Israel has no planning authority in these places and the JNF will not be able to register as an owner For real estate in these areas, the Hebrew newspaper reported.

According to the Jewish National Fund, the documents documenting transactions in the West Bank include 360 ​​properties, and in 170 of them a contract was signed to purchase the land and it will be possible to register it in practice. Created after the occupation of the West Bank, the corporation purchased a minority of the land prior to 1948.

Additional real estate is located in Jerusalem, and these lands cover an area of ​​approximately 2,500 acres. These assets have been managed by the General Guard since 1967, after the Jordanian commissioner for “enemy property” transferred them to him.

According to the estimates of the Jewish National Fund, some properties are inhabited by Palestinians, and in cases where the Fund records properties inhabited by Palestinians, the Israeli Land Authority, which actually manages the properties, will have to evict them, including properties in the Jerusalem area located in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Beit Hanina, according to allegations box.

The Jewish National Fund previously demanded the evacuation of Palestinian lands, for example, in 2019, a café and a Palestinian family were evacuated in the Bethlehem area, and shortly after that a settlement outpost was built, as well as in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, a Palestinian family has been fighting a legal battle for 20 years because Their house was transferred to the Jewish National Fund.

Last month, Haaretz newspaper reported that the Israeli Defense Ministry supported the Jewish National Fund to purchase hundreds of dunams of private Palestinian land in the West Bank, for the benefit of settlers who cultivated it, while its owners were not allowed to enter it.

In preparation for the eviction of its Palestinians, the “Jewish National Fund” seeks to register 17,000 properties

The newspaper indicated that the fund will examine 530 cases of documenting transactions at various stages for the purchase of real estate in the West Bank, and another 2050 in Jerusalem, as part of a plan that includes the registration of 17,000 properties, including in Israeli cities.

The fund’s board of directors is expected to approve, today, Thursday, the plan, which is estimated at a cost of about 100 million shekels, and is expected to take about 5 years, to examine land purchase transactions carried out by the Jewish National Fund before and after 1948, which were not registered with the Land Registry offices. It is documented only in the records of the fund and its subsidiaries, and in many cases the fund does not know the exact location of those properties due to the nature of the documents.

In the past, the fund has purchased land throughout the West Bank, some of which it estimates are also located in Areas A and B, which are under civilian control of the Palestinian Authority, meaning that Israel has no planning authority in these places and the JNF will not be able to register as an owner For real estate in these areas, the Hebrew newspaper reported.

According to the Jewish National Fund, the documents documenting transactions in the West Bank include 360 ​​properties, and in 170 of them a contract was signed to purchase the land and it will be possible to register it in practice. Created after the occupation of the West Bank, the corporation purchased a minority of the land prior to 1948.

Additional real estate is located in Jerusalem, and these lands cover an area of ​​approximately 2,500 dunams. These assets have been managed by the General Guard since 1967, after the Jordanian commissioner for “enemy property” transferred them to him.

According to the estimates of the Jewish National Fund, some properties are inhabited by Palestinians, and in cases where the Fund records properties inhabited by Palestinians, the Israeli Land Authority, which actually manages the properties, will have to evict them, including properties in the Jerusalem area located in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Beit Hanina, according to allegations box.

The Jewish National Fund previously demanded the evacuation of Palestinian lands, for example, in 2019, a café and a Palestinian family were evacuated in the Bethlehem area, and shortly after that a settlement outpost was built, as well as in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, a Palestinian family has been fighting a legal battle for 20 years because Their house was transferred to the Jewish National Fund.

Last month, Haaretz newspaper reported that the Israeli Defense Ministry supported the Jewish National Fund to purchase hundreds of dunams of private Palestinian land in the West Bank, for the benefit of settlers who cultivated it, while its owners were not allowed to enter it.

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