Occupied Lod, ALRAY - The Israeli Supreme Court has issued a decision freezing eviction orders against dozens of Palestinian houses in Lod City in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948.
The court ruling after the Central Court ordered the eviction of scores of families from their houses three months ago.
The court called on the Israeli occupation authorities to seek other options than eviction and reach a “fair settlement” with the homeowners.
The houses are owned by Palestinian citizens who have been living there for nearly 60 years.
The eviction notices were issued under the pretext of violating terms of a “protected” lease agreement reached with the “Amidar” company in 1958 and for “unlicensed construction.”
The Israeli Central Court in occupied Lod had refused an appeal by the families against the eviction orders issued by the Magistrate Court in occupied Ramla in 2014.