December 8, 2022

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Why Palestinians are losing their homes in East Jerusalem

debt, Reuters

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Tensions escalated in Jerusalem earlier this year

The Israeli Supreme Court is considering a major case in which Palestinians will lose their homes in the Jerusalem area where they have lived for decades.

The fate of some families in the Sheikh Zarra area – and the threat of expulsion of others in East Jerusalem – has provoked weeks of struggle and conflict.

What is the dispute about?

Sheikh Zarra The Palestinian area of ​​East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel, is close to the old city and its holy sites.

There has long been controversy over who owns land in the area, which prompted Jewish immigration groups to file eviction proceedings against Palestinians who went there as refugees.