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Sheikh Jarrah Families Reject Israeli Deal That Would Dispossess Them of Their Homes

HeadlineNov 03, 2021

In occupied East Jerusalem, four families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood officially rejected a deal from the Israeli Supreme Court that would delay their eviction but force them to cede ownership of their houses and pay rent to Israeli settlers who claimed the homes as theirs. This is activist and affected Sheikh Jarrah resident Muna El-Kurd.

Muna El-Kurd: “We reject, because we believe in our cause and our right to our home and country, despite that we are not getting any guarantees to support our steadfastness as Palestinians in the occupied Jerusalem from any side or organization.”

Following the rejection of the deal, the Supreme Court could order the families be evicted within weeks. In May, the planned expulsions helped spark the latest war in Gaza and galvanized international support for Palestinians facing dispossession from settler groups and the state.

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