A property dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem has become politicised and was the pretext for a war between Hamas and Israel in May 2021. Now the Israeli High Court has proposed a solution. The Jerusalem Post reports:
The High Court of Justice (HCJ) has presented a compromise to four Palestinian families in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah that would allow them to remain in their homes for 15 years.
During that time the issue of land ownership could be adjudicated, but in the interim, the court would recognize the families as protected tenants and the Jewish-owned Nahalat Shimon company as the owners of the property.
As protected tenants, the families would have the right to make repairs or renovations to the property. They would be required to pay rent biennially in the sum of NIS 2,400.
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