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Today: Dec 14, 2017

JCSER Calls for Re-Opening a Jerusalemite Institution

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The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER) has submitted a petition to the Israeli Central Court against the general inspectors decision to close down the Arab Women Welfare Society in Occupied Jerusalem for one year.

The Society is a non-profit organization legally registered by the state of Israel. Its goals include providing advice, consultation and assistance, and financial aid to needy women and children.

The Israeli police raided the Societys office in Nur Eddin Street in Occupied Jerusalem on 9/4/2003 and confiscated 10,000 shekels, computers, and various documents and papers. On 25/2/2004, the Israeli army confiscated $60,000 from the Societys account at the Arab Bank.

The Israeli police again raided the Societys office on 4/4/2004, and confiscated computers, bank checks, and some papers and documents. The authorities also interrogated a number of the Societys officials for several hours, prior to issuing a decision to close down the Society for one year, claiming that it deals with terrorist organizations.

JCSER lawyer Farid Mahajneh, who is following up the case, said, the petition submitted to the Central Court on behalf of the Society asks the Israeli police to abolish the closure order and restore the confiscated materials, including computers, money, documents and papers.

In the petition, Mr. Mahajneh confirms that the Society has been working according to law since its establishment in 1994. It has published periodical official reports outlining its activities and the nature of its work. Therefore, there is no justification to close it down.

It is noted that more than 40 million shekels were confiscated by the Israeli army during its February 2004 raids on a number of banks in the West Bank city of Ramallah. At the time, the actions led to local and international condemnation and were described as piracy