Palestinians Protest Against Evictions of Families From Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah
15:43 GMT 31.07.2021 (Updated: 18:48 GMT 31.07.2021)
© REUTERS / Ammar AwadPalestinians gather after performing the last Friday of Ramadan to protest over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021
© REUTERS / Ammar Awad
Local residents and activists have been holding demonstrations since the beginning of May, when a district court approved a decision to vacate six families from their homes, where Jewish settlers have claimed ownership of the land.
Sputnik is live from East Jerusalem, where Palestinians are protesting against the eviction of families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. The development comes as the Israeli High Court is expected to have a hearing on the issue on 2 August. The lower courts have already given the green light for the evictions.
The issue has drawn international attention since protests in May led to clashes with Israeli police and sparked 11 days of hostilities between Israeli forces and Hamas militants, the worst violence in years. More than 250 Palestinians were killed, including 100 women and children, while more than 2,000 were wounded. Thirteen people were killed in Israel in rocket strikes, including two women.
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