About 22 Palestinians were injured after Israeli forces attacked a march against the possible eviction of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the occupied Jerusalem city, according to the Palestinian emergency services on Thursday.
The Israeli police said, in a Thursday statement, that they arrested five people because of “disorderly conduct and assault on police officers,” during evacuation of the neighbourhood from Palestinians for the benefit of Israeli settlers.
On Thursday, the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem will hold a hearing session for the lawyers of the Palestinian families and the settlement association which calls on the families to evacuate.
As a response to the Israeli aggression, Palestinians have organised protests against the resolution to leave their homes where they have lived since the 1950s. The Israeli settlers claim to have bought the lands legally from two Jewish associations that bought it more than 100 years ago.
Meanwhile, Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit commented that the displacement of residents from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood is a full-fledged crime.
He further called on the international community to intervene to prevent this measure that violates human rights and establishes a system of apartheid in the occupied territories.
“The displacement, which targets about 28 homes inhabited by about 500 people from Palestinian families, is taking place within the framework of an ongoing scheme to Judaize East Jerusalem, especially the neighborhoods near the Old City, and to empty these neighborhoods of the Palestinian presence,” Aboul Gheit said.
Moreover, the largest Sunni Islamic institution, Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, strongly denounced the Zionist terror and its brutal violations in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. Al-Azhar affirmed its full solidarity with the people of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and the Palestinian people in general, in their legitimate struggle against the tyranny of the “Zionist entity”.