Court: Arab couple to be given land in Rakefet

September 13, 2011 20:57


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The High Court of Justice on Tuesday ruled that Israeli Arab couple Fatna and Ahmad Zabidat must be given land in the northern community of Rakefet, after the couple was turned down by the community’s admissions committee due to “social incompatibility.”

After their appeal to the committee was also rejected, the couple, both architects living in Carmiel, petitioned the High Court in 2007 saying they were denied a land plot only due to their ethnicity. The court ruled then that the plot be set aside for the couple until a decision was reached.

On Tuesday judges Edna Arbel and Elyakim Rubenstein ruled that Rakefet must provide the two with the land plot within 90 days, bringing an end to the saga.

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