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Hamas: Scenes from Sheikh Jarrah prove Israel's barbarism

Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian amid ongoing confrontations as Palestinian families face eviction in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, on May 4, 2021 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]
Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian amid ongoing confrontations as Palestinian families face eviction in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, on May 4, 2021 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

Hamas yesterday denounced the assault and intimidation of the residents of occupied East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood at the hands of Israeli occupation forces and settlers.

In press remarks, Hamas spokesman Abdul-Latif Al-Qanu described the events in Sheikh Jarrah the night before as a reflection of the Israeli occupation's barbarism and aggressive practices.

Al-Qanu affirmed that Israel's ongoing aggressive practices against Sheikh Jarrah's residents and its attempts to expel them from their homes "entail escalating the confrontation with the occupation and strengthening the steadfastness of Jerusalemites in order to foil its plans."

Late on Monday, Israeli occupation police assaulted local residents and activists in Sheikh Jarrah, arresting many of them and raided homes.

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