Following a protracted and contentious legal dispute over the rightful ownership of an east Jerusalem property, the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday ruled against an Arab family that sought an injunction against its owner, the Elad Foundation.So the family concealed evidence, and caused a whole lot of trouble that could've been avoided. For that, they most definitely should pay back the legal expenses.
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-Zaban dismissed the claim brought by members of the Qareen family, who are related to the Arab family that sold the property to Elad, as being without basis, and removed a temporary injunction.
“Not only did the plaintiffs hide information from the court, but it has also been determined that the plaintiffs do not possess any legal right whatsoever to the property in question and, as such, had no right to seek an injunction,” Bar-Asher-Zaban stated.
The court further ruled that the plaintiffs must pay Elad’s legal expenses.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
COURT SUPPORTS ELAD FOUNDATION IN EAST JERUSALEM PROPERTY RIGHTS DISPUTE
A local court ruled against a Muslim family trying to sabotage a legal purchase by Elad in eastern Jerusalem:
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