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Canada Tensions in Jerusalem. Justice pushes the key hearing on the expulsion of Palestinian families

18:25  09 may  2021
18:25  09 may  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Jerusalem: wounded during a manifestation against the eviction of Palestinians

 Jerusalem: wounded during a manifestation against the eviction of Palestinians © provided by the point V INDT-two Palestinians were injured during a new manifestation against possible eviction of Palestinian families of Jerusalem-East In favor of Israeli settlers, Thursday indicated the emergency services at a few hours from a meeting of the Supreme Court of Israel on this file.

Des constructions en cours dans la zone de l’actuel quartier de Cheikh Jarrah, où quatre familles palestiniennes sont menacées d’expulsion.  © AFP / Ahmad Gharabli ongoing constructions in the current area of ​​Cheikh Jarrah, where four Palestinian families are threatened with expulsion.

Dozens of Palestinians and Israeli policemen have been injured in recent days when running in a district of Jerusalem East, where Palestinian families are likely to evict in the benefit of Israeli settlers. The hearing on this issue, scheduled Monday, was canceled.

Israeli justice announced Sunday the postponement of a key hearing, which was planned on Monday, devoted to the fate of Palestinian families at risk by Israeli settlers at Jerusalem East, a file at the heart of muscular events in the city. Holy.

More than 175 Palestinians and six Israeli police injured in Jerusalem-Est

 More than 175 Palestinians and six Israeli police injured in Jerusalem-Est © Ahmad Gharabli The Israeli police facing protesters in front of the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on May 7. Friday, while tens of thousands of Muslims were gathered on the esplanade of mosques for the last great prayer of Friday before the end of the month of Ramadan, more than 175 Palestinians and six Israeli policemen were injured. These incidents in Jerusalem-Occupied are part of a renewed voltage so important that it worries until Washington.

"In the light of the current context, and at the request of the Attorney General, the planned hearing tomorrow has been canceled", indicated the Ministry of Justice in a statement, stating that a new date was to be announced in "The next thirty days".

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Four Palestinian families concerned

dozens of Palestinians and Israeli policemen have been wounded in recent days when running in the district of Sheikh Jarrah. In Jerusalem is, where Palestinian families risk the eviction in favor of Israeli settlers.

At the heart of the dispute: the land ownership of land on which several houses are built in which four Palestinian families live, about thirty people.

Violence in Jerusalem: Justice repels the hearing on the expulsion of Palestinian families

 Violence in Jerusalem: Justice repels the hearing on the expulsion of Palestinian families © Provided by Le Parisien The Parisian decision of appeasement or oil on fire? The future will say it. Israeli justice announced this Sunday the postponement of a key audience, which was planned on Monday, devoted to the fate of Palestinian families at risk by Israelis in Jerusalem East, an file at the heart of muscular events in the holy city. .

At the beginning of the year, the District Court of Jerusalem had made a decision favorable to Jewish families who claim the ownership of the land, highlighting the purchase of these land by Jews before the creation of Israel in 1948.

A small Jewish community lived in the area of ​​the current CHEIKH JARRAH district before the 1948 war, after which the eastern part of Jerusalem passed under Jordanian control.

A court decision that caused anger

according to Israeli law, if Jews can prove that their families lived in Jerusalem is before the 1948 war, they may request their "right of property".

such a law does not exist for Palestinians who have lost their property during the war. And the decision of the Jerusalem court provoked the anger of the Palestinians who have been disputing it regularly since during the protests in the neighborhood, enamelled with the police.

The Islamist Hamas movement has threatened to conduct attacks against Israel in the event of an unfavorable decision in this case, followed by foreign chancelleries.

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Sunday, the esplanade of the mosques was relatively quiet, but the tension remained palpable in the old town, the clashes intervening at the end of the day, even in the evening after the breaking of fast.

Benjamin Netanyahu condemns the

riots The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warned that the Hebrew state "will continue to ensure freedom of worship, but will not allow violent riots."

"We will respect the law and the order, with firmness and responsibility," declared Benjamin Netanyahu, while defending the development of Jewish colonies in the eastern part of Jerusalem, occupied and annexed since 1967 by the Hebrew state.

"I also say to our best friends: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. While each nation builds its capital, we also have the right to build in Jerusalem. That's what we did and that's what we will continue to do, " added evoking the " biblical roots " Jews in Jerusalem.

The friends of Israel call for calm

but the "friends" of Israel have rather called calm.

first ally of the Hebrew State, the United States called "Israeli and Palestinian officials to act to put an end to violence", and expressed their concern about " the potential expulsion of Palestinian families of Sheikh JARRAH ".

The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan - four Arab countries that have normalized their relations with Israel in recent months - have reported their "deep anxiety" calling Israel calm. Same for the quartet on the Near East (USA, Russia, UN, EU) who called Israel to show "retained".

During a Sunday message after prayer, Pope Francis called Sunday at the end of the violence in Jerusalem: "Violence causes only violence. Let's stop these clashes ".

Weekend rallies put focus on conflict between Israel, Palestinians .
As violence continues to unfold in Gaza and Israel, Ottawa played host to pair of rallies this weekend, with attendees expressing fear for loved ones overseas and calling for an end to the hostilities . On Saturday, thousands of people took part in a rally organized by Ottawa's Palestinian community, gathering at the Human Rights Monument before marching to the National War Memorial near Parliament Hill.

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