A dialogue between a Palestinian activist and a settler in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which is threatened with forced eviction in the occupied city of Jerusalem, provoked the feelings of Palestinian and Arab tweeters on social media, with the settler’s admission that he was indeed stealing the house.
Palestinian activist Tamer Maqada published a video clip in which the activist Mona Al-Kurd appeared talking to a settler standing in the garden of her home, telling him, “Yaqoub, you know that this is not your home.” Read alsoS heikh Jarrah neighborhood .. the liver of Jerusalem cut off by settlements Sheikh Jarrah … a Jerusalem ite neighborhood invaded by settlements and camerasIsraeli ambitions on the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem The settlers lie in wait for “Sheikh Jarrah” … Palestinian fear of the second displacement
I addressed the settler Kurd, “You steal my house,” to respond to her again, “If I do not steal it, someone will steal it.” The activist concluded by telling him, “No one is allowed to steal it.”
Palestinian tweeters expressed their anger at what settlers are practicing with the protection of the occupation government, and Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris commented on the clip, describing it as “the logic of thieves.”
Arab tweeters added that the clip depicts what the Palestinians have been suffering from over the past years in terms of displacement, orgy, occupation and the dispossession of rights and basic foundations for life.
It is noteworthy that the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood case began in 1972 when settler associations attempted to claim ownership of the neighborhood, and the first three families were evacuated from the neighborhood in 2008 and 2009, and if the occupation authorities carried out the new evictions, they would have expelled 15 families out of 28 in the Karm al-Jaouni neighborhood. This is what these families and the people of the neighborhood are working to confront through successive campaigns on the media, social media, and popular events in the neighborhood.
Today, Sunday, the Israeli Supreme Court granted 4 Palestinian families threatened with eviction from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, until next Thursday in order to reach an agreement with the settlement company regarding the ownership of the lands on which their homes are built.
The settlement, which the Israeli court gave the Palestinian families to agree upon with the settlers, provides for the creation of a mechanism to pay the settlers a rent allowance retroactively, and to continue paying the rent until the house owner dies, so that the protected rent does not pass to his children. Advertising
The Palestinian families expressed their categorical rejection of this settlement, which conforms to the demands of the settlement company, as an admission of settlers’ ownership of lands.