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«The Republic of Jumaa»: Arab family separated by a wall from the PA, declared independence

Family Jumaa, whose house was on the Israeli side of the security fence near the settlement of Beit El, declared its territory the «great Republic», what attracted the attention of the Agency France Presse.

The publication describes that the Arab family Jumaa who are documented residents of the Palestinian authority that was cut off from the territory of the PA and decided to declare his house and a small area around it an independent territory – the «great Republic Jumaa».

In fact, the family Jumaa cut off from the outside world, as after the construction of a new stretch of the security fence is not in Israel or in the PA. The members of this family on the way to the nearest shop whenever forced to cross Israeli checkpoints.

According to the head of the family of Husimi Jumaa, a few years ago, when they were acquainted with the plan of construction of the wall, they realized that they would be isolated, and drew the attention of Israeli authorities to this fact. But their complaint was ignored by the Israelis, and the PA did not help them solve the problem.

In this situation, the family has gone to the unusual step of announcing the proclamation of the «Republic» to attract the attention of the media.

«The Republic of Jumaa»: Arab family separated by a wall from the PA, declared independence 31.01.2018

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