On Friday, 15 Israeli families moved into a building in Hebron, and the following day, an Arab from Jerusalem who claimed to own the building, filed a police complaint. The IDF is currently guarding the building which the Jewish families called “Beit Hatekuma,” or “Revival House.”
In his police complaint, Mohammed al Ja’abari said that he is the registered owner of the building.
The Jews were evacuated on Sunday, but the IDF maintains a presence.
Many media reports, such as the left-wing Israeli Haaretz and J-Post, claimed the Israelis moved into the building without filing for permits. Arab media, such as Qatari Al Jazeera, claim the Israelis were moved in without purchasing it from the owner. Middle East Monitor reported that the Israelis had “forcibly seized” the building.
It is important to note that Al Ja’abari and his family posted on social media about the incident. On their Facebook page, they stated that they had sold the building to Abu Ali Harhash, a resident of Jerusalem, for 500,000 Jordanian dinars ($705,000).
A statement issued by the Al-Jabari family confirmed that the building was sold by Muhammad Eid Al-Jabari to a resident of East Jerusalem named Abu Ali Harhash for 500K Jordanian dinars. He then sold the property to Jews. This is considered a crime in the PA area, hence the propaganda. pic.twitter.com/6kUTzm030F
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Hagit Ofran of Peace Now, an anti-Israel left-wing extremist NGO, said that “it doesn’t matter if it was legally purchased.”
Implying that Hebron was not part of Israel, she added, “A handful of settlers shouldn’t be allowed to determine the government’s foreign policy.”
It is important to note that selling property to Israelis is a capital offense punishable by death under Palestinian Authority law, and selling property to Israelis is a capital offense punishable by death. Arab operatives for left-wing pro-Palestinian NGOs have been caught turning in Palestinians to the PA for doing so.
“We paid more than full price for the property and began the official procedures for the government a long time ago,” said Shlomo Levinger. He is a representative of the families and the Harchevi organization. “We purchased three other properties before this, and every time, the media reports the same inaccurate claims.”
“Bet HaTekuma is adjacent to Bet Hashalom, another of our properties, that is entirely in the region allotted for Jews to live. It is also adjacent to the Jewish city of Kiryat Arba.”
“We are continuing the Zionist endeavor of redeeming the land,” Levinger said. “Especially these days, we want to [make it] clear that Jews can buy a home anywhere in the Land of Israel, particularly in the city of our forefathers.”