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Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah reject deal with settlement organization

Palestinians in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah are declining a deal that would leave them in their homes for 15 years on the condition that they pay token rent to an Israeli settler organization.
Israeli, Palestinian and foreign activists, hold a banner that reads in Arabic and Hebrew:"Stop the expulsion of families", during a demonstration against Israeli occupation and settlement activity in the Palestinian territories and east Jerusalem, near the Israeli police checkpoint at the entrance of the Shiekh Jarrah neighbourhood, on June 11, 2021.

The struggle of Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah to not legitimize a settler organization in their midst was emboldened on Nov. 2 when they rejected an Israeli court compromise deal.

The deal suggested by Israel's highest court would allow the four families in the neighborhood to stay in their homes for 15 years and pay a token rent under the guise of protected tenants. For the tenants, of course, the problem is that they will be paying a settler organization that has assumed without proof that they are the owners of the homes built in 1952 by the government of Jordan in agreement with a UN agency.

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