15 C
New York
14.5 C
London
38.7 C
Dubai
24.1 C
Tokyo
Friday, June 18, 2021

Re: Arab League lambasts eviction of Palestinians in Jerusalem

The Arab League on Thursday condemned the forced eviction of residents of Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem, calling it “a full-fledged crime”, Anadolu Agency reports.

- Advertisement -

“The eviction is targeting 28 homes inhabited by 500 Palestinian families to open the way to Jewish settlers to eliminate the Palestinian presence,” the regional organization said in a statement.

“The eviction of residents from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem is a full-fledged crime,” the statement read.

The organisation called on the international community to put an end to the violations against the most basic rights of Palestinians and entrench a system of apartheid in the occupied territories.

In the past months, the Israeli Central Court in East Jerusalem approved a decision to evict seven Palestinian families from their homes in favour of Israeli settlers as of the beginning of this year.

READ: Sheikh Jarrah families, NGOs calls for ICC to probe enforced displacement

- Advertisement -

On Sunday, Israel’s Supreme Court postponed its ruling regarding the Jerusalemite families threatened with eviction from their homes in the neighbourhood in favour of settlement associations. The court gave the two sides four days until Thursday to reach an agreement between them before issuing its final decision.

Since 1956, a total of 37 Palestinian families have been living in 27 homes in the neighbourhood. However, illegal Jewish settlers have been trying to push them out on the basis of a law approved by the Israeli parliament in 1970.

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced in 1948 to flee their villages and towns in historical Palestine to neighbouring countries including Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Residents of another part of Palestine found themselves displaced to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank amid rising attacks by Zionist gangs to pave the way for the creation of the state of Israel.

Palestinians use “Nakba” in Arabic, or “The Catastrophe,” to refer to the 1948 expulsions by Zionist gangs.

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict dates back to 1917, when the British government, in the now-famous Balfour Declaration, called for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by WCT staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Powered by the Echo RSS Plugin by CodeRevolution.

Related Articles

Re: Israel cop charged after killing autistic Palestinian

An Israeli Border Police officer has been charged with reckless homicide following the murder of Eyad Al-Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian resident of...

Re: Israel: Biden has ‘no intention’ of launching new initiative on Palestinian file – Middle East Monitor

The Hebrew-language Walla news website in Israel has quoted a US official as saying that the Biden administration intends to progress slowly with the...

Re: Israel: Palestinian citizens condemn arrest of senior Imam

The High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel (HFC) has condemned the arrest of the Imam of the Grand Omari Mosque...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Click to Subscribe!

7,698FansLike
5,572FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Re: Israel cop charged after killing autistic Palestinian

An Israeli Border Police officer has been charged with reckless homicide following the murder of Eyad Al-Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian resident of...

Re: Israel: Biden has ‘no intention’ of launching new initiative on Palestinian file – Middle East Monitor

The Hebrew-language Walla news website in Israel has quoted a US official as saying that the Biden administration intends to progress slowly with the...

Re: Israel: Palestinian citizens condemn arrest of senior Imam

The High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel (HFC) has condemned the arrest of the Imam of the Grand Omari Mosque...

Re: Iran’s presidential election has serious implications for the international community

The Islamic Republic of Iran will hold its 13th presidential election tomorrow, Friday, amid an economic crisis compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic....

Re: Iran’s presidential election has serious implications for the international community

The Islamic Republic of Iran will hold its 13th presidential election tomorrow, Friday, amid an economic crisis compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic....