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Destruction of Trees from the land of the Nassar Family
The Nassar Family has been in a legal battle to protect its land and trees for many years.
A short while ago the Military Authorities placed a warning on the land of the Nassar Family declaring that the trees were planted on "State Land" and therefore constituted a trespass and should be "evacuated" !
On 12.5.2014 the Nassar Family filed an appeal with the Military Court against the order and clarified that the land was not State Land and that the trees were planted on the family land. Furthermore they clarified that the Supreme Court had declared that the Nassar Family should continue with the "re-registration" process of their land. The Nassar Family has being trying to complete the process for years - however the Israel Military Land Registrar has been delaying the process endlessly without any explanation. Israeli bulldozers came to the fertile valley of the farm where fruit trees had been planted 10 years ago, and destroyed the terraces and all the trees there. More than 1500 apricot and apple trees as well as grape plants were smashed and destroyed.
According to the law no demolition or evacuation is allowed once an appeal is filed and until a final verdict. In spite of the fact that an appeal was filed on 12.5.2014, and no verdict has been issued the Military Authorities rushed to destroy the land and uproot all of the trees on 19.5.2014 !
This action is illegal even according to the draconian military laws in place.
The Nassar Family have been advised to file a case demanding compensation for the illegal actions of the Military Authorities.
The Israeli Government and Military
Benyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister
Compensate and replace the trees destroyed by the military on the Nasser Family land
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