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Israeli court cancels eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah

The Israeli Supreme Court has cancelled an eviction order, siding with the residents of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

On March 1, Israel’s Supreme Court halted the eviction of four Palestinian families in the Karam al-Jaouni area of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in east Jerusalem. 

According to the ruling, the al-Kurd, al-JaouniSkafi and Qassem families will remain in their homes as the Israeli Ministry of Justice examines the ownership documents submitted for the Sheikh Jarrah plots in question. According to Al Jazeera, this process could take years if it is ever finished.

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