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Israeli authorities crack down on families in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood

Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- The Israeli police on Saturday attacked locals at Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, who took part in a protest against the Israeli decision to evict them from their houses and replace them with zionist settlers.

Three protesters were arrested. The Israeli police used stun grenades to repress the protest.

Dozens of Jerusalemites, from the neighborhood and other areas of the occupied city and 1948-occupied cities, participated in the protest.

Dozens of Palestinians are facing imminent dispossession from their homes in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, in a move to force them out and replace it entirely with a Jewish settlement.

The Jerusalem District Court ruled at least six families must vacate their homes in Sheikh Jarrah on Sunday, despite living there for generations.

The same court ruled seven other families should leave their homes by August 1. In total, 58 people, including 17 children, are set to be forcibly displaced to make way for Jewish settlers.

The court rulings are a culmination of a decades-long struggle for these Palestinians to stay in their homes. In 1972, several Jewish settler organizations filed a lawsuit against the Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah, alleging the land originally belonged to Jews.

These groups, mostly funded by donors from the United States, have waged a relentless battle that resulted in the displacement of 43 Palestinians in 2002, as well as the Hanoun and Ghawi families in 2008 and the Shamasneh family in 2017.

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