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Israel intensifies efforts to Judaize Jerusalem

Jerusalemite families are facing the threat of eviction and demolition of their homes, as Israeli settlers claim they own the lands where they are dwelling.
Palestinian, Israeli and foreign activists lift banners and placards during a demonstration against Israeli occupation and settlement activity in the Palestinian territories and East Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, Jerusalem, March 19, 2021.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Some 500 Jerusalemites living in 28 housing units in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in the north of Jerusalem’s Old City, face the risk of eviction at the hands of the Israeli authorities in favor of Jewish settler organizations, on the grounds that the latter own the land.

On March 19, the neighborhood’s residents began a protest against the eviction plan, with hundreds of Jerusalemites taking to the streets and participating in a march. Prior to that, an online campaign was launched March 15, dubbed “Save the Sheikh Jarrah Neighborhood.”

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