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Jerusalem 10 February 2003- JCSER Revokes a Racist Decision Concerning a Building Violation

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Jerusalem 10 February 2003- JCSER Revokes a Racist Decision Concerning a Building Violation

The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER) has obtained an order from the Israeli Central Court in Occupied Jerusalem canceling the Jerusalem Municipal Court Judges decision to refuse a settlement between the Centers lawyer Dina Shibli and the Prosecution Offices lawyer concerning Inshirah Abu Kaf, a resident of Sur Baher neighborhood, south of Occupied Jerusalem, accused of unlicensed building.

The settlement stipulates that a fine of NIS 45,000 levied on Inshirah Abu Kaf will be paid in 90 monthly installments of NIS 500, and the demolition order against her house will be postponed for 15 months, during which time Inshirah will obtain or apply for a building permit.

The Municipal Court Judge turned down the settlement and issued a completely different decision to evacuate the house by 1 April 2003, and pay a fine of NIS 30,000.

It states that the settlement proposed to the Municipal Court does not punish those whom he describes as, law violators, but instead rewards them.

A legal committee of three judges from the Central Court regarded the Judges decision as null and void, and approved the above settlement reached between the Centers lawyer and the Prosecution Offices lawyer.

The bill of defense submitted by the Centers lawyer to the Central Court affirmed that there was no reason for the Municipal Court Judge to decline the settlement reached with the Prosecution Office, as it is logical and balanced.

Therefore, the Municipal Court should respect it, and the Judge made a mistake in turning it down and issuing a completely different decision to that reached with the Prosecution Office.

For his part, the Centers Director,noted that the Central Courts decision is important, and reveals the randomness of the decisions taken by the Municipal Court Judge with regard to Palestinian Jerusalemites issues.

These decisions reveal racism and bias, expressed in the Judges statements when he said, the number of Arabs will increase, law violators will continue to use their houses and their numbers will increase throughout the years.

The same Judge recently issued a similar decision concerning a building violation. However, the Centers lawyers appealed against this at the Central Court and obtained an order revoking the Judges decision.