30 Palestinian shop owners in central Israel, lands occupied in 1948, recently received eviction orders from the Israeli Regional Committee for Planning and Building, Arab 48 news reported Tuesday.
The owners of the shops, located in Qalansuwa and Taybeh cities, were handed eviction notices under the pretext of building on residential plots of land, not for use as commercial property.
The committee gave shop owners, Palestinian citizens of Israel, 30 days to evacuate their stores or be fined 600,000 shekels ($186,811 US).
Abdel Rahman Abdel Qader, one of the threatened shop owners, told Arab 48 that;
These eviction orders are considered a disaster for the shop owners. We are talking about dozens of shops on which the committee can impose fines of hundreds of thousands of shekels.”
Abdel Qader added that;
We are holding continuous sessions with all responsible authorities, municipality, law offices, and specialists, as well as consulting with activists of popular and national action.”
~ Arab 48, WAFA