Once again, the Israeli media outlets have returned to the files of property forsaken by the Jews in the Arab countries after their migration to occupied Palestine. The latter’s aim is to demand compensation for these lost properties and to use them in the forthcoming negotiations between the Palestinian state and the state of the Zionist entity.
Israeli television reported that for the first time that Israel made an official estimate of the lost Jewish properties in the Arab countries.
It said the total value of the relevant properties is estimated at $ 250 billion, but the report did not mention the value of alleged Jewish properties left behind in Algeria.
Knesset member Shlomo Ngosa Molo estimated the value of Jewish property in Algeria at more than $ 2 billion dollars, particularly real estate. He proposed the use of the Algerian Jews’ ID papers to pressure the Algerian government into softening its harsh positions against Israel and diluting its support for Palestinian resistance forces.
The same report revealed that Israel conducted secret operations to estimate the value of Jewish property lost in the Arab countries, in line with a law adopted by the Israeli Knesset in 2010, pointing out that the vexed issue of compensation for Jewish property should be included in peace negotiations between the Palestinians and the state of the usurper entity.
As for the funds claimed by the Zionist entity from the Arabs, they will not go to people but are placed in a special international fund for the benefit of the Jewish state, according to the report, which was confirmed by the Minister of Social Equality, in Israel, Gila Gamliel is overseeing the census process in cooperation with Israeli National Security Council.
The number of Algerians of Jewish origin, according to Knesset member Shlomo Ngosa Molo, is estimated at more than 10 thousand and a number of them are still practicing their Jewish rites in secret, fearing the adverse reaction of the Algerians, he claimed.
In this line, the writer, Haim Saadoun, author of the book “The Jewish Community of Algeria,” went on to say that a quarter of the Jews who immigrated from Arab countries to Israel hailed from Algeria and Morocco, and left behind their properties notably homes, real estate, shops, commercial facilities as well as bank accounts, in addition to 25 temples and one cemetery.
The characterization by Haim Saadoun confirms that the property left behind by Jews in Algeria is part of the issue of the property of the “black foot” people, a thorny issue, with many of which now being at the level of Algerian justice.
It is also governed by bilateral agreements between Algeria and France, considering that the nationalities of the Jewish community were and are still French, even if many of them carried Israeli citizenship later on.
It must be noted that the UN Human Rights Court dismissed a complaint on the matter filed by a “black foot” against the Algerian state about 10 years ago demanding the return of his lost property. The Court’s decision was thus decisive in rejecting such a case.