Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights 24 September 2003
The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER) has obtained a court decision from the Israeli Conciliation Court in Tel Aviv forcing the Israeli army to freeze construction work on the so-called Israeli ‘security fence’ in the Sawahreh Ash-Sharqiya neighborhood, south of Occupied Jerusalem, for thirty days.
Early this month, the Center obtained a decision from the Israeli Conciliation Court forcing the Israeli army to freeze construction work on the so-called Israeli ‘security fence’ in the area in question for ten days. Prior to the decision, the Israeli army handed confiscation orders to house-owners, ordering confiscation of ninety dunums of land for the purpose of building part of the ‘fence’ [apartheid wall] in the area.
JCSER lawyer Ziad Qa’war, who represents the home-owners, said the decision to freeze work in the area was the second since the submission of a petition by the Center a month ago. The new decision is valid for thirty days as of the date of its issuance.
In accordance with the new decision, house-owners and representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Army agreed to reach a settlement pending a final decision of the case.