News of Jews Taking Over House Next to Jerusalem's Temple Mount Spur Palestinian Media Uproar

Internal Palestinian political rivalries ultimately led Palestinian Authority to sell property to a broker, who immediately transferred it to a right-wing Israeli NGO, reports say

Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
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Nir Hasson

The unexpected revelation that Jews have taken over a Palestinian house in Jerusalem's Old City has sparked a flood of theories and accusations in the Palestinian media as to who exactly sold the house to them.

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Previously the house, which abuts the Temple Mount, belonged to one of the best known and distinguished Palestinian families in the city, the Joudeh family, which has kinship ties with the aristocratic Husseini family. The head of the family is Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini al-Ghodayya, a well-known figure in the Old City, who – by virtue of his family heritage – is keeper of the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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