On Monday evening, the Israeli police attacked Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem, arresting nine and injuring four others, after settlers from Haredi neighbourhood threw stones at Palestinian homes.
The police arrested a Palestinian youth after beating him and attacked Palestinian residents as they attempted to protect their homes.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that they “treated 4 injuries in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied Jerusalem, as a result of the occupation forces’ attack on them“.
The occupation police attacked Palestinian citizens who came from Umm Al-Fahm to Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood to support the residents who are under attacks by the settlers, who stormed the neighbourhood with the hard-line Knesset member Itamar Ben Gvir.
Israeli police dispersed the crowds and set up barricades at the entrances to the neighbourhood. They arrested nine Palestinians.
On Sunday, tensions resulted in 31 injuries among Palestinians and the arrest of 12, after Ben Gvir opened a parliamentary office in the neighborhood.
Since 1956, 27 Palestinian families have been living in homes in Sheikh Jarrah – which could now be evicted or demolished at any time – according to an agreement with the Jordanian government and the UNRWA.
Dozens of Palestinian families in Jerusalem, especially in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, face eviction orders from the homes they owned for decades to make way for Jewish settlers.