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Israel Demolishes Sheikh Jarrah Home, Arrests Palestinians Resisting Displacement

HeadlineJan 19, 2022

In occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli forces have destroyed the home of a Palestinian family in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah — just days after the Salhiyeh family threatened to burn down their home to resist the eviction. Israeli forces raided their home early Wednesday morning while the family slept. Several members were assaulted, and at least six were arrested. At least another 18 Palestinians who were at the home in solidarity with the family were also detained. The Salhiyeh family had lived on that land since before Israel occupied the area in 1967.

In related news, in the occupied West Bank, a longtime Palestinian activist has died two weeks after Israeli police ran him over with a tow truck during an anti-occupation protest. Suleiman al-Hathaleen was 65 years old.

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