When the homes of Palestinian Muslims AND Christians are LITERALLY stolen from them (by the ‚Israeli‘ regime) and given to Jewish settlers. Within the next 4 weeks every Palestinian family in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah will be illegally evicted from their own homes to be given to Jewish settlers. #SaveSheikhJarrah
Police officers clashed with protesters and punched an Israeli lawmaker in the face on Friday during a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlement in an East Jerusalem neighborhood as the threat of eviction sharpens for several families.
Several hundred protesters participated in the demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah, which drew a larger crowd than in previous weeks, as they called to stop the eviction of Palestinian residents.
Video footage from the protest shows Ofer Cassif, a Knesset member from the Arab-majority Joint List, arguing with officers before they began hitting him. Cassif’s glasses were broken and he required medical attention.