JERUSALEM Jan 30 (JMCC) - On Friday morning, 80-year-old Fatima Abed al-Dhoudi awoke to find Israeli settlers at her door.
An Israeli court had ordered that the settlers be allowed to enter the top floor of the building, where her family has lived since the 1960s.
This is not the first time settlers have forced their way into the house, says Dahoudi. In November 2008, they first entered her home, claiming ownership.
The court ordered on January 24 that male settlers be allowed to enter the home between 8 am and 8 pm, and female settlers between the night hours of 8 pm to 8 am.
The Jewish settlers have changed the locks leading to the top floor of the building.
If Dahoudi defies the court order, she will be taken to prison. In addition, she has been fined NIS 20,000 and told to pay the lawyer fees of the settlers who are challenging her right to live in the home.
The home, which is adjacent to the al-Aqsa mosque area, appears to have been targeted by settler organizations seeking to control Jerusalem's Old City and holy sites.