Jerusalem court rules against Arab family in contentious home-ownership lawsuit

Following a protracted and contentious legal dispute over the rightful ownership of an east Jerusalem property, the Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Wednesday ruled against an Arab family who sought a temporary injunction against its owner, the Elad Foundation.

The property in question, acquired last September by the foundation, a right-wing organization that uses funds from Jewish supporters in the US and elsewhere to buy residences in Arab districts, is located next to the City of David National Park, outside the Old City’s walls.

In her ruling, Judge Tamar Bar-Asher Tzaban dismissed the claim brought by members of the Qareen family, who are related to the Arab family who sold the property to Elad, as being without basis, and removed the injunction that had been temporarily put in place.


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