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Israeli Central Court Turns Down Petition Submitted by Decal Company for Investments

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Against Dozens of Jerusalemite Families from Jabal Al-Mukabber

The Israeli Central Court has recently issued a decision stating its refusal of the petition submitted by Decal Company for Investments, an Israeli Company, against the West Jerusalem Municipality's organization committees and dozens of Jerusalemite families from Jabal Al-Mukabber who submitted an organizational scheme to obtain building permits.

Advocate Ashraf Seif, who was delegated by JCSER to defend the case of dozens of Palestinian Jerusalemite families from Jabal Al-Mukabber, said, 'The case started when Decal Company objected to the families' behavior to cut off lands close to a construction project for which the Company obtained an approval in accordance with the organizational scheme no. (4558). The Company claimed in its objection that the families built houses in the construction site without obtaining building permits.'

Mr. Seif pointed out that the defendants [Jerusalemite families] submitted an organizational scheme no. (8541) aimed at amending the local structural map. The classification of the land in question has been changed from an open area to private residential areas. Through the organizational scheme, they [the families] requested that:

1) The new houses be approved;

2) Construction lines given;

3) Construction areas for housing, and other areas for trade and public interests allocated;

4) Conditions for granting building permits identified.

He added, 'The purpose of submitting the petition against the land & house owners is to revoke the organizational scheme and the approval decision by the WJM's organization committees. For this reason, the Company submitted an objection to the organizational scheme no. (4541) as part of its objections to other organizational schemes in Jabal Al-Mukabber. In its objection, it claimed that the organization committees illegally give the possibility to a group of people who claim ownership of unregistered land without providing official parties with ownership documents proving their ownership of the land, and instead, they provide affidavits. The Israeli Company claimed that this gives Palestinian citizens ownership rights on these lands that they already do no own.'

On the other hand, the Israeli Central Court refused the Company's claims and accepted the advocate's claims, in which he confirmed that the procedures adopted by the organization committees relate to organizational matters, and it is not logic to place obstacles or demands for official and registered ownerships. The submission of an organizational scheme by the families to the organization committees is the result of their claim of their legitimate ownership of the lands, which was supported with administrative data, even if the ownership is not registered. No one claimed or demanded their evacuation or even claimed ownership of the lands.

The court approved the legitimacy of the district committee's instructions regarding the right of the families to submit an organizational scheme to the organization committees. It [court] confirmed that these instructions are logical and reasonable, and a result of the exiting reality, especially with regard to unregistered lands.

The court refused the Company's claim of the necessity to revoke the organizational scheme under the pretext that the statement made by Al-Mukhtar, who submitted the organizational scheme, proved incorrect. In his defense before the court, Advocate Seif confirmed that this does not contradict the families' claims.

The court accepted the district committee's request to amend the approved organizational scheme, by canceling the list of names and ID numbers from the organizational scheme.