European consuls visited the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem to inspect the situation of Palestinian families threatened with expulsion by the Israeli occupation forces, in light of Palestinian rejection that was met with violence from the occupation.
Representatives from the European Union held a meeting with Palestinian families, during which they heard the complaints of these families, and the conditions in which they live under the threat of the Israeli authorities. Read also Al-Jazeera enters the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and meets families threatened with losing their homes Girls and sons of Sheikh Jarrah .. Break the ego of the colonizer and the typist The issue of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood .. The battle of existence without borders
The Palestinians called on representatives of the European Union to pressure Israel to stop the policies of evacuating homes and evacuating their residents or demolishing Arab homes in occupied Jerusalem.
Al-Jazeera correspondent – Sherine Abu Aqleh – indicated that there is a kind of satisfaction among the residents for this visit, but the threat is still a sword hanging over their necks because Israel has not yet made a decision to cancel the eviction decisions, but the session that was scheduled for the Supreme Court was postponed for a month under international pressure. .
Tension prevails in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in central occupied Jerusalem, after the Israeli forces threatened a number of Jerusalemite families to evacuate their homes for the benefit of settlement associations.
Last Thursday, the Israeli Supreme Court was scheduled to issue a final decision regarding the evacuation of 4 Palestinian families from the neighborhood for the benefit of settlers claiming ownership of the land, but it announced a one-month postponement.
Up to now, 12 Palestinian families in the neighborhood have received eviction decisions issued by the Israeli Magistrates’ Court and the Central Court.
The correspondent quoted the residents of Sheikh Jarrah’s fear that the Israeli authorities will return to the policy of evacuating homes after the pressure on the ground has subsided, especially since there are about 22,000 decisions to demolish homes in the city of Jerusalem.
The residents of the neighborhood demanded practical steps such as imposing sanctions on Israel if it continued to violate the rights of the Palestinians.
Tor Winsland, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, has expressed concern about recent developments related to the expulsion of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and other neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, and urged Israel to stop demolitions and evictions in line with its obligations under international humanitarian law.
The crisis of the people of Sheikh Jarrah with the courts of the occupation authorities goes back about 49 years, and whenever settlers fail to prove ownership of the lands on which the homes of Jerusalemites have been built, they return again to the judiciary relying on a change, which happened in recent years under the right-wing Israeli government when They were able to overturn the ruling and obtain a demolition order.