Jews attacked as they move into Jerusalem home

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

A Jewish family was violently attacked by Arab and foreign protestors as they moved into their new home on the eastern side of Jerusalem, which is claimed by the Palestinians as their future capital.

The assailants, which included many left-wing Americans, used stones and clubs to attack the family and the security guards present at the site. One security guard was wounded before police could bring the rioters under control.

While the Arabs claim the property is theirs, in reality is belonged to the Sephardic Community Committee and housed Jewish family up until 60 years ago, when the Jews were driven out by invading Jordanian forces. Israel's Supreme Court recently ruled that the original owners may legally reclaim possession of the property.

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