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Israeli's Supreme Court to discuss case of Jerusalemite deputies threatened with expulsion

February 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Israel’s Supreme Court is scheduled to hold a special session this week to examine the case of the Jerusalemite parliamentarians and former minister threatened with expulsion from the city.

The Jerusalemite parliamentarians who have taken refuge in the Red Cross compound in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, called on all lawyers, human rights and humanitarian organizations, as well as local and international media organizations in Jerusalem to attend the hearing.

This special session has been delayed on several previous occasions following an Israeli decision issued on May 29, 2006 to revoke the citizenship of parliamentarians Muhammad Abu Teir, Ahmed Atoun, and Mohamed Toutah along with the former Palestinian Minister for Jerusalem’s Affairs, Khaled Abu Arafa.

Palestinian, Arab, and international organizations have shown great solidarity with the threatened Jerusalemites and consider the decision to expel them a dangerous violation of international laws, treaties and conventions.