Sheikh Jarah is a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a contested and disputed Territory.
Why do settlers want to live where nobody speaks their language and
they need security to escorts them wherever they go?
We were standing the way we stand every week,
near the Ghawi family house, holding banners and chanting.
Perhaps we could soften the heart of the settlers to return the house
to the previous owner and go live where they are wanted and belong.
The settlers feel calm and comfortable walking
in the streets of Sheikh Jarrah accompanied by soldiers.
The Palestinians less so.
There are checkpoints at the entry
to the neighbourhood
& residents are asked to show their IDs upon entry.
Last week 16 years old Janah Qiswani was
hit by a sponge tipped bullet
. This week a fourteen years old
girl was arrested for
painting her face in Palestinian flag colours.
Sheikh Jarah said Salah Diab human rights defender,
is slowly becoming the
second Hebron Shuhada
part of town where extremist settlers roam freely
and the Palestinians are afraid to leave their homes
20 April 2022,
In early 2022 the 11-member family were ordered to vacate their home which they have lived in for over 3 generations to make way for Israeli settlements
An update- Nir Hasson 26/04/2022 Haaretz.com
Israeli Court Orders Rehearing in Sheikh Jarrah Family’s Case, Postponing Eviction
Police have feared that the eviction of the Salem family from their East Jerusalem home, which has been at the center of tensions in recent months, could reignite the neighborhood along with the rest of the city