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Palestinian family evicted from home of 53 years in East Jerusalem al-Quds

 

Israeli forces have evicted a Palestinian family from their home of 53 years in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds.

The Shamasna family was evicted from its home on Tuesday.

The eviction marked the first forced displacement in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem al-Quds since 2009.

“What greater injustice is there than this?” asked Fahamiya Shamasna.

The Palestinian family had for years been fighting a court battle against claimants who took advantage of a controversial law that allows Israelis to take control of property believed to have been owned by Jews before 1948

The Israeli anti-occupation NGO Peace Now said in a statement that the eviction was part of a larger project of establishing Israeli settlements in Sheikh Jarrah.

“The eviction of the Shamasna family, who resided in the house since 1964, is not only brutal but it is also indicating a dangerous trend that could threaten a future compromise in Jerusalem [al-Quds],” the statement read.

Clashes near Nablus

Additionally on Tuesday, Israeli forces clashed with the Palestinians in a refugee camp east of the West Bank city of Nbalus, arresting 14 Palestinians and injuring two.

The Israeli forces used tear gas and ammunition to disperse the Palestinians.

Israeli authorities regularly carry out demolitions of Palestinian houses, claiming that they are built illegally.

International bodies and rights groups say Israel’s sustained demolitions of Palestinian homes are an attempt to uproot Palestinians from their native territories and grab more land for the expansion of illegal settlements.

source: press tv

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