Israeli forces shut down entrances of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, attack families – Quds News Network7 Maggio 2021
Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli occupation forces Thursday night have completely closed the entrances of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, after attacking and arresting several Palestinians demonstrating against Israel’s evictions of families from their homes in the neighborhood.
The forces today have arrested over 5 Palestinian protestors while they were demonstrating against the evictions of the Palestinian families from their homes in the neighborhood.
The Israeli forces also used tear gas and batons to disperse the people who were demonstrating.
The Israeli settlers also attacked the protestors, beat them and sprayed pepper gas at the Palestinians while they were having Iftar.
The settlers also were provoking the Palestinians while they were having the iftar, by attacking their homes and destroying their properties.
They also provoked the Palestinians while they were praying by playing music and making noise.
The tensions have also increased today after inciting statements were made by the Israeli right-wing MK Itamar Bin Kagir, as he said he’d be with the Israeli police to encourage them to use more force in suppressing the Palestinian demonstrators.
Locals also said that earlier today, dozens of Israelis protesters invaded Salah Eddin Street, threw stones at Palestinian cars, and demanded the ethnic cleansing of Sheikh Jarrah.
Dozens of Palestinians are facing imminent eviction from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah, in a move to force them out and replace it entirely with an Israeli settlement.
The court ruled at least six families must vacate their homes in Sheikh Jarrah on Sunday, despite living there for generations, to make way for a new Israeli settlement known as Shimon HaTsadiq.
However, the Court on Sunday gave the Palestinian families until Thursday to reach a deal with Israeli settlers regarding the ownership of their homes.
The deal proposed by the court requires the Palestinian families to pay the Israeli settlers to rent their homes until the current owners pass away and then assign the properties to the settlers, not to their heirs.
The families refused this proposal, considering it a recognition of the claimed demands of the settlers.
In February, the Court also rejected an appeal by four Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood against their eviction from their homes. The court upheld the eviction order, and it gave the four families until May 2 to implement the eviction decision.
The same court ruled seven other families should leave their homes by August 1.
The Court decided today to postpone the ruling regarding the eviction of the families till May 10.
The Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah told the Supreme Israeli Court today that no compromise has been reached with Israeli settlers concerning land and house ownership claims by the latter.
Sami Irsheid, the lawyer of Sheikh Jarrah families, said he had submitted to the court a notification that no agreement was made with the settlers concerning their alleged ownership claims, and said the families were waiting for the court’s ruling concerning the matter at any time today or later on.
He said the court will also look into another appeal request from three other families whose eviction is scheduled for the July 1.
A plan for the settlement, consisting of 200 housing units on 18 dunums, has already been submitted to the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem.
In total, 58 people, including 17 children, are set to be forcibly displaced to make way for Israeli settlers.
In 1972, several Israeli settler organisations filed a lawsuit against the Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah, alleging the land originally belonged to Jews.
These groups, mostly funded by donors from the United States, have waged a relentless battle that resulted in the displacement of 43 Palestinians in 2002, as well as the Hanoun and Ghawi families in 2008 and the Shamasneh family in 2017.