Knesset members Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) affixed mezuzahs, Sunday, to a Jewish home in the predominantly Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina in northern Jerusalem. The house was built on 11 dunams (2.75 acres) of land purchased by Jews in 1974. Arab squatters intruded and a legal battle over the property concluded only recently.
MK Eldad said, ""We are at the start of the establishment of a new Jewish neighborhood in the area, which will create a continuous sequence of Jewish neighborhoods in northern Jerusalem. Only the stubbornness of the Jewish landowners and Aryeh King of the National Land Redemption Fund ultimately led to the achievement of the day and we are confident law enforcement agencies will be required from now on to remove Arab squatters from all the properties of the Jews in the area ".