Arab couple's home in upscale community defaced

Supreme Court forced Rakefet to allocate Zubeidats with lot after board found them 'socially incompatible.' Saturday morning home sprayed with 'no loyalty – no citizenship' inscription

Graffiti has been found in the Rakefet community in northern Israel, sprayed on the home of Fatna and Ahmed Zubeidat, an Arab couple who won a Supreme Court appeal against the community that refused their bid to purchase a lot due to "social incompatibility."


The house, currently under construction, has been defaced with an inscription reading "no loyalty – no citizenship."


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"Last time we visited the construction site, yesterday, the inscription wasn't there," Fatna said.


Remains of the inscription (Photo: Aviyahu Shapira)

Magen David grafitti on construction site (Photo: Aviyahu Shapira) 



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A Rakefet resident who noticed the graffiti notified the police, which launched an investigation.


In September 2011 the Supreme Court ruled the Rakefet's admission board must allocate the Arab couple with a lot in the community's premises within 90 days.


The couple appealed the court in 2007 after the Jewish National Fund's appeal board failed to aid them.


The Zubeidas' appeal noted that after marrying in 2006, the couple wished to establish a home in a small, spacious community which offers a high quality of living.


They filed a bid for a lot in Rakefet, and were asked to undergo an admission process in accordance with the community's procedures. At the end of the procedure they were notified they were found socially incompatible and their bid was rejected.


Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch and Justices Edna Arbel and Elyakim Rubinstein ruled in the couple's favor.



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