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Palestinians fight to keep property in East Jerusalem

Palestinians continue to fight for their rights to their properties and homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, thanks to the support of Jordan that has historical documents proving their ownership.
Palestinian, Israeli and foreign activists lift banners and placards during a demonstration against the Israeli occupation and settlement activity in the Palestinian territories and East Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, Jerusalem, March 19, 2021.

As legal Palestinian efforts to stop Israeli efforts to evict Palestinians from their homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah fail to produce results, Palestinians are appealing to the international community. Palestinians have invited diplomatic representatives in Jerusalem to visit the homes in the neighborhood and have asked for their support in putting a stop to the Israeli efforts to evict Palestinians. Court-ordered evictions are due to take place no later than May 2.

Fadi al-Hidmi, minister of Jerusalem affairs, told Al-Monitor that the international community must “stand up” against this violation of international law. “The international community needs to intervene immediately and urgently to put pressure on the Israeli government to stop the displacement of Palestinians from their homes in the occupied city, in light of the Israeli governmental and judicial institutions' insistence on flouting international decisions,” he said.

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