Shamasne Family Evicted from Its East Jerusalem Home

Earlier this morning, September 5, the Shamasne family was evicted from its home in Sheikh Jarrah by the Israeli police. Settlers are already inside the Shamasne family’s home.

The Shamasne family’s lawyer announced yesterday that there is a warrant to delay the eviction but it is possible that another hearing was held with the presence of the settlers only. The Shamasne family is currently in Sheikh Jarrah, outside its home.

Peace Now: “The settlers, with the backing of the government, are utilizing a discriminatory law in order to change the status quo and Israelize Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. The eviction of the Shamasne family, who resided in the house since 1964, is not only brutal but it is also indicating a dangerous trend that could threaten a future compromise in Jerusalem.”

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