On Saturday evening, Israeli settlers, under occupation police protection, attacked Palestinian homes in the Sheikh Jarrah area in Jerusalem with stones, leaving a number of residents injured and causing material losses. Following the settlers’ attacks on the Palestinian residents, Israeli Occupation forces deployed extensively in and around the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.
The settlers have been encouraged to commit such crimes by the incitement of the occupation authorities, and its attacks on Palestinian citizens standing against settlers’ attacks, with the aim of their displacement.
From time to time, settlers and Israeli forces attack Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and other Palestinian neighbourhoods in Jerusalem; With the aim of deporting them from their homes, as confirmed by Palestinian bodies.
An Israeli MK moved his office to Sheikh Jarrah
Religious Zionist Party MK Itamar Ben-Gvir moved his office for the second time to Sheikh Jarrah to support the Jews living in the neighbourhood.
In May 2021, Ben Gvir moved his office to the neighbourhood, but he was prevented from moving there by Netanyahu’s government for fears of escalation.
Since 1956, 27 Palestinian families remained in their homes, which could be confiscated according to an agreement with the Jordanian government and the UNRWA.
In Jerusalem, dozens of Palestinian families are facing eviction orders from their homes, which belongs to their families for decades, with the aim of residing settlers there.