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Police evict Palestinian family from Sheikh Jarrah, ending stand-off

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Published: 21 January 2022

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Family had threatened to blow itself up with a gas tank, 18 protesters arrested; city hall says land will be used to build special needs school for Palestinians

Jerusalem police evict Palestinian family overnight, ending stand-off; 18 arrested (Times of Israel)
Eviction is first to take place in flashpoint Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood since 2017; city hall says it will use plot to build special needs school for Palestinians, kindergartens

Israel police arrest over a dozen during Sheikh Jarrah overnight demolition (Haaretz)
The pre-dawn demolition marked the end of a struggle over a family home in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah on land that has been expropriated by the Jerusalem Municipality to build a school

Police evict Sheikh Jarrah family that threatened self-immolation
The Jerusalem Municipality now plans to use the property for construction of a school to serve Arab children with special needs

Israeli military restricts Palestinians, but allows settler event at evicted outpost (Haaretz)
Despite military checkpoints, some 1,200 people celebrated a Tu B’Shvat seder in the flashpoint settlement outpost of Homesh

Photo: A supporter of the Palestinian Salhiye family holds pictures by the ruins of the house demolished by Israeli forces in Sheikh Jarrah on January 19 (Menahem Kahana/AFP)

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