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Israeli police attack Palestinians protesting against forcible expulsion of families in Sheikh Jarrah

JERUSALEM, Saturday, July 31, 2021 (WAFA) - Israeli police attacked today Palestinians taking part in a peaceful sit-in protest in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, held against the Israeli occupation attempts to forcibly expel hundreds of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah in favor of Israeli settlers.

Protester chanted slogans condemning the Israeli occupation measures and forced expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in Sheiklh jarrah and Silwan neighborhood.

Israeli police attacked protesters with stun grenades and sprayed them with skunk. No injuries were reported.

These families are Palestine refugees, who lost both their original homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 conflict. In 1956, these refugee families moved into Sheikh Jarrah with the support of the Jordanian government and material assistance from UNRWA following their displacement. They have resided in these homes for nearly seventy years. They are now at risk of being displaced for the second time in living memory.

T.R.

 

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