Hama'abara (The Transit Camp) : The Jerusalem Campaign for Housing Rights
On October 27th, 2011, about 40 bullys and private security company men stormed on the house on Pinsker st. 11, protected by the police. The bullys refused to identify themselves or the one who sent them. They broke down the house doors and evacuated, with great use of violence, the residents of the house — men, women, children and babies. Since the house was inhabited for 37 days, eviction without a court order is illegal , the residents called the police, but the police did nothing but watch.
During the eviction the residents were beaten and struck, including a seventh month pregnant woman. Two residents were slightly injured and taken to hospital. None of the bullys were arrested, but the police did see fit to arrest four of the residents. The belongings, as their owners, were thrown to the street. Until the eviction, the house was populated with 40 people, most of them without a home. Prior to that time, the house stood abandoned and deserted for a year and a half at least.