Israeli settlers take on Palestinian home in Hebron
Some 300 settlers Monday night broke into a Palestinian home near the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, in the occupied southern West Bank city of Hebron, and claimed that they purchased the property.
The Israeli Ynetnews website reported that the settlers have been claiming that they own the house, and that they have legal documents proving their claim.
Meanwhile, the owner of the house, resident Bayiz Al Rajabi, said that he has all the documents proving his ownership. “I own the whole house and I have all the documents to prove it,” he said.
According to him, the settlers claimed that they bought the house from a Palestinian living in Jordan. “The settlers say they bought the house from a Palestinian living in Jordan. They can buy the house from whoever they want, but the house is mine and I am the sole owner. I have never had any contact with them before,” Al Rajabi declared.
“This person, whoever he is, is not the owner of the house”, Al Rajabi noted.