My visit to a Supreme Court Hearing about the Demolition of a West Bank Palestinian village

Last Monday I had the opportunity to attend a hearing of the Supreme Court about the demolition of the Palestinian village Khirbar Zanuta in the southern West Bank.

The civil administration claims that the village is build on archaeological sites.

The residents of the village have lived in the this place before the Israeli occupation which started after the 6-Days-War in 1967.

Together with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, the 27 families handed in a petition against the demolition of their village.

For further informations read the letter of the Association for Civil Rights and this Haaretz article:

Civil Administration calls for demolition of West Bank Palestinian village

Since the hearing was in Hebrew, I couldn’t understand what was spoken, but the way the attorneys presented their arguments seemed very emotional and gave the impression of a harsh dispute.

At the end of the hearing, the judges of the Supreme Court decided that the Israeli state has the responsibility to find a solution for what will happen with the residents of Khirbat Zanuta after their village got demolished.

The state has 30 days to propose a solution which will be discussed in another hearing.

Read:

Israel has 30 days to find solution for 
residents of West Bank village set for demolition
residents of the west bank village after the hearing

residents of the west bank village after the hearing


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