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Palestinian officials accuse Israeli occupation government of forging ownership documents of East Jerusalem buildings

Saturday March 22, 2008 16:58 by Manar Jibrin - IMEMC News

Hatem Abdul Qader, the advisor of the Palestinian premier for Jerusalem affairs affirmed on Saturday the Israeli occupation government is confiscating Palestinian owned homes in East Jerusalem as part of their attacks on the city.

He added that what is happening is illegal and illegitimate, there is no legality of the Israeli ownership of the of any part of the city especially homes.

Abdul Qader had accused the Israeli authorities of forging papers to confiscate 600 Palestinian owned buildings in East Jerusalem among them 129 buildings that are already registered in the Israeli department of lands registration.

Saturday Adnan al Hussaini, advisor of the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas for Jerusalem affairs, commented filing the issue to the Israeli courts to and affirmed that the Israeli courts are unfair and will not give the Palestinians their rights especially in East Jerusalem and do not serve the Palestinian cause

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