Stop the Eviction of Nora Ghaith Sub Laban!

Stop the Eviction of Nora Ghaith Sub Laban!
09 Mar 2015

The Sub Laban family is waiting for the occupation court proceeding scheduled for May 31, 2015 in the case of their eviction from their home in Aqabet al-Khalidiyah in the Old City. Sub Laban’s house is located in a historical building that dates back to the Mamluk-Othoman era. The family was renting the home as “protected tenants” through Jordan’s Custodian of Enemy Property (CEP) even before 1967. According to Nora Sub Laban, the owner of the home, settlers have been claiming their ownership of the house since 1948, and occupation authorities have used multiple methods to try to evict them.

In 1985, a settler family moved to live near the Sub Laban family. Settlers subsequently tried to seize the home several times.  In 2010, the family received a long series of eviction orders but refused to leave. The first attempt of manually forced eviction was in December 2014 when settlers broke down the door of the house and the store. The second attempt was on February 9, 2015 when settlers tried to break into the house where the grandson of Nora "Mustafa" was alone. The third attempt was on March 16, 2015 under the protection of the occupation forces.