A family in a house in Sheikh Jarrah refuses to evacuate, members of the household threaten to set themselves on fire
Family members refused to evacuate the building, after being reached by execution workers and police forces.
They barricaded themselves in the house while the father was equipped with a gas cylinder.
A negotiating team was rushed to the scene.
Last night, left-wing activists demonstrated demanding a halt to the evacuation of the house in favor of educational institutions
Monday, 17 January 2022, 09:55 Updated: 12:18
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Police forces arrived this morning (Monday) at the family home of Sheikh Jarrah to evacuate them. The Salahiya family refuses to evacuate their home, and they are fortifying themselves at this time, equipped with a gas cylinder, threatening to set themselves on fire. Execution workers arrived at the scene and later a negotiating team joined, who jumped into the scene.
Apart from the Salahiya family, dozens of young Palestinians and activists gathered there. Also, MK Musi Raz from Meretz and MK Ofer Kasif from the joint list faction, as well as diplomatic representatives from the European Union, came to the neighborhood and followed what was happening.
Last night, a number of left-wing activists demonstrated in front of the house of Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon in protest of the evacuation of the Palestinian family from their homes in favor of establishing educational institutions there. One person was arrested during the demonstration. "There is no other way to interpret this - the municipality, led by Aryeh King, the deputy mayor, is working hand in hand with the settlers' associations in order to evict the Palestinians from their homes in favor of Judaizing the neighborhood," the Perry Jerusalem organization said.
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Family members refuse to vacate.
The house in Sheikh Jarrah (Photo: Flash 90, Yonatan Zindel)
Late last month, a group of high school students claimed to have been attacked with stones and glass bottles by Palestinian boys in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
One of the Jewish boys was slightly injured in the head and treated on the spot.
During the incident, a staff member who was staying with the boys shot into the air.
Police arrested a 15-year-old Palestinian suspect.
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