Skip to comments.The Town of Adam: Fighting Left-Wing Land Theft
Posted on 12/21/2011 6:21:41 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Bar Vanunu, Mayor of the Binyamin community of Adam, formerly known as Geva Binyamin and situated 4 kilometers northeast of Jerusalem, told Arutz Sheva the decision to allow Arabs to work land at the entrance to the community is "outrageous."
"This is very disturbing to the residents and presents a security hazard," Vanunu said. "It is a plot by the left to steal our land on behalf of the Arabs. Not to be immodest, but if I had been mayor three years ago, this never would have happened."
According to Vanunu, the Civil Administration sends soldiers with the Arabs every morning.
"They decided to let them farm at the entrance and send soldiers every morning. This land is under the jurisdiction of the town. But some left-wing groups who hate us filed in the High Court. I say unequivocally, this territory belongs to the town of Adam." The community was founded in 1984.
The Civil Administration policy is based on a recent decision by Israel's Supreme Court that ruled all non-State lands in Judea and Samaria are 'Arab land' by default even when no evidence to that effect can be provided.
In making the ruling the Supreme Court, which does not deal in evidentiary questions, refused to refer land disputes to a competent lower court to evaluate the veracity of land claims based on normative evidentiary rules (e.g., deeds).
Critics say the Supreme Court's refusal to ensure claims are substantiated via normal legal proofs was politically motivated and sought to advance a narrow partisan agenda under the color of law.
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