Israel Evicts Palestinians in Flashpoint Area of East Jerusalem

Israelis evicted an extended family and destroyed their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where attempted evictions last year helped spark a war with Gaza. Israeli police evicted two Palestinian families from their homes on Wednesday to make way for a new school in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood of East Jerusalem where previous attempts toContinue reading “Israel Evicts Palestinians in Flashpoint Area of East Jerusalem”

Israel forced displacement: Residents of Sheikh Jarrah fight to keep homes – Al Jazeera

One neighbourhood in the occupied East Jerusalem has become a major flashpoint in the Israel-Palestinian conflict as this year comes to a close. Jewish settlers long have claimed the homes of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, putting them at risk of being forcibly displaced through the Israeli courts. That has led to severalContinue reading “Israel forced displacement: Residents of Sheikh Jarrah fight to keep homes – Al Jazeera”

AP photographer beaten by Israeli police in east Jerusalem

An Associated Press photographer was pushed and beaten by Israeli police in an unprovoked attack Friday while covering a protest in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood, sending him to the hospital with head injuries. The AP said it was outraged by the violence against staffer Mahmoud Illean, while a prominent journalists’ advocacy group called for disciplinaryContinue reading “AP photographer beaten by Israeli police in east Jerusalem”

Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions

Palestinian families reject court proposal to stay in homes as ‘protected tenants’ if they recognise Israeli ownership. Israel’s Supreme Court adjourned an appeal from four Palestinian families against their forced expulsion from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem, as the families say they have rejected a court proposal for them to stay asContinue reading “Israeli court adjourns appeal against Sheikh Jarrah expulsions”

UN report accuses Israel of ‘grave violations’ against children

Annual review of children and armed conflict says IDF maimed hundreds of minors in West Bank, mostly by tear gas An annual United Nations report on children in war accused Israel of hundreds of “grave violations” in 2020. The report, presented to the UN Security Council on Monday and dated May 6, 2021, said thatContinue reading “UN report accuses Israel of ‘grave violations’ against children”

Israeli settlers refuse to vacate illegal West Bank settlement

As settler violence and Palestinian protests spread, a major focal point is Beita in the northern occupied West Bank. Tensions in the occupied West Bank have reached boiling point as Israeli settlers continue their expropriation of Palestinian land, in some cases defying Israeli authorities by refusing to evacuate land that Palestinians depend on for theirContinue reading “Israeli settlers refuse to vacate illegal West Bank settlement”

Armed settlers open gunfire at Palestinians west of Nablus

Armed Israeli settlers last night opened gunfire at Palestinian civilians at a main junction near the village of Deir Sharaf, to the west of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank, according to a local source. No injuries were reported. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, toldContinue reading “Armed settlers open gunfire at Palestinians west of Nablus”

Israeli police arrest 11 Palestinians in Deir Al Asad

The Israeli police on Sunday arrested 11 Palestinians from Deir Al Asad in 1948-occupied Galilee. The police claimed that the arrest campaign came following tension that prevailed in the town. A police report claimed that citizens “assaulted cops and burnt two vehicles, which had arrived in the town to check on a shooting during aContinue reading “Israeli police arrest 11 Palestinians in Deir Al Asad”

Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli troops near Jerusalem

Mai Afanah, 29, from Abu Dis, was shot by Israeli forces and left bleeding at the scene, Palestinian media reported. Israeli forces have shot a Palestinian woman dead allegedly for attempting to carry out a car-ramming attack northeast of Jerusalem, according to the Israeli army. Palestinian media, which identified the victim as doctoral student MaiContinue reading “Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli troops near Jerusalem”

New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh describes the planned march through occupied East Jerusalem as ‘a provocation of our people’. Israeli far-right groups are expected to participate in a so-called “March of the Flags” through the Damascus Gate of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City and into its Muslim quarter on Tuesday, drawing warnings from Hamas ofContinue reading “New Israeli gov’t approves right-wing march through Jerusalem”

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