DAYS OF PALESTINE – JERUSALEM – Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday evicted Palestinian residents from their house in occupied Jerusalem neighborhood and demolished the building, days after a tense standoff.
Earlier in the week the residents of the buildings in Sheikh Jarrah held a tense standoff with police officers who had come to evict them from the property, but were stopped after people threatened to set gas tanks on fire. Several other properties in the neighborhood are threatened with forced displacement.
The Salhiya family purchased the property before 1967, while the the occupation authorities have refused family’s documents in court.
The occupation court ruled last year to forcibly forced displace the family and demolish the house. The family appealed this ruling, but the judge did not freeze the order.
Dozens of Palestinian families in occupied Jerusalem are at risk of forced displacement by Jewish settler organizations, and thousands face the…
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