Verdict expected in the final hearing that could lead to Palestinians being forcibly displaced

Written by on August 2, 2021

Israel’s Supreme Court is expected to reach a decision on a high-profile Sheikh Jarrah case in which four Palestinian families in occupied East Jerusalem are facing imminent expulsion to make way for Jewish settlers.

The ruling, which was initially expected in May, was postponed when the attorney general requested more time to study the case and following daily protests and sit-ins that were violently dispersed by Israeli forces using tear gas, sound bombs, and rubber bullets.

Israeli media reported last month that the government was seeking to postpone the hearing for another six months in order to defuse tensions. A verdict is expected on Monday morning.

The four families are part of a group of more than 500 Palestinians – comprising 28 families – facing expulsion from the neighborhood.


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