עימותים בשכונת שייח ג'ראח בירושלים לקראת אפשרות של פינוי משפחות ערביות מבתיהם
Police forces at the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheik Jarrah where eviction orders were issued for Palestinians in favor of right wing group
Police forces at the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheik Jarrah where eviction orders were issued for Palestinians in favor of right wing group

Two arrested at protest over Jerusalem evictions of Palestinian families

Palestinians protested the eviction of 58 Palestinians from homes in the Sheik Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem after right-wing group petitioned court to return property belonging to Jews before the 1948 war of Independence

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Published: 05.04.21 , 13:42
Two Palestinians were arrested and 10 people injured in clashes in east Jerusalem late on Monday, according to police and the Palestine Red Crescent.
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עימותים בשכונת שייח ג'ראח בירושלים לקראת אפשרות של פינוי משפחות ערביות מבתיהם
עימותים בשכונת שייח ג'ראח בירושלים לקראת אפשרות של פינוי משפחות ערביות מבתיהם
Police forces at the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheik Jarrah where eviction orders were issued for Palestinians in favor of right wing group
The confrontations came as Palestinian families face eviction, part of an ongoing effort by right-wing organizations to take control of homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Israeli police forces arrived at a protest of dozens of demonstrators, "who disturbed the order", a police statement said, adding that rioters threw stones and bottles at security forces and blocked traffic.
Police said they gave protesters " reasonable time" to leave the "unlawful protest" before they dispersed the demonstration.
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עימותים בשכונת שייח ג'ראח בירושלים לקראת אפשרות של פינוי משפחות ערביות מבתיהם
עימותים בשכונת שייח ג'ראח בירושלים לקראת אפשרות של פינוי משפחות ערביות מבתיהם
Protesters mill around homes of Palestinians slated for eviction on Monday
Officers used riot control methods including troops on horse back and foul-smelling water.
The Red Crescent said three of the injured were hospitalized.
Sheikh Jarrah is in east Jerusalem, which Israel conquered in 1967 Six Day War and annexed in a move not recognized by most of the international community.
Israeli right-wing settlers, by courts have taken over houses in Sheikh Jarrah on the grounds that Jewish families lived there before fleeing in Israel's 1948 war for independence.
Now, Jewish claimants seek to evict 58 Palestinians, according to the watchdog group Peace Now.
Israel's Supreme Court is set to announce a decision regarding the eviction of four of those families on Thursday.
Jordan intervened, saying that when it administered the area from 1948 to 1967, it built the houses in dispute. for refugees who fled their homes in what became Israel.
Opponents of the evictions have been gathering regularly in the neighborhood, including an Israeli lawmaker who last month was filmed being beaten by police.
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Police clash with demonstrators protesting planned eviction of Palestinians in tSheik Jarrah neighborhood in favor of right-wing organizations
Police clash with demonstrators protesting planned eviction of Palestinians in tSheik Jarrah neighborhood in favor of right-wing organizations
Police clash with demonstrators protesting planned eviction of Palestinians in tSheik Jarrah neighborhood in favor of right-wing organizations
(Photo: AFP)
Sheikh Jarrah is a short walk from the Old City's Damascus Gate, a plaza popular with Palestinians, especially during the fasting month of Ramadan.
The latest protests follow days of clashes after Israeli police blocked the plaza and prevented congregation on the site.
The barricades have since been removed by the policer.


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