Save Sheikh Aljarah

Save Sheikh Aljarah

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Dozens of Palestinians are facing imminent dispossession from their homes in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in what they say is a move to force them out and replace it entirely with a Jewish settlement.

The Jerusalem District Court ruled at least six families must vacate their homes in Sheikh Jarrah on Sunday, despite living there for generations.

The same court ruled seven other families should leave their homes by August 1. In total, 58 people, including 17 children, are set to be forcibly displaced to make way for Jewish settlers.

What has been the international response to Sheikh Jarrah?

In April, at least 190 organisations wrote a letter to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, urging her to investigate the imminent forced displacement of families in Sheikh Jarrah as part of her continuing investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Palestine.

In the past few weeks, the hashtag in English and Arabic #SaveSheikhJarrah has been circulating on social media, aimed at raising awareness and piquing interest on a grassroots and official level at the imminent displacements.

Palestinian activists have called on international leaders and advocates to pressure Israel to end what they say is Sheikh Jarrah’s “ongoing Nakba”.

Resources:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/gallery/2021/5/5/palestinians-arrested-at-protest-over-jerusalem-evictions

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2021/5/1/what-is-happening-in-occupied-east-jerusalems-sheikh-jarrah

 

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