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Israel continues its aggression on Sheikh Jarrah

Palestinian women are leading the resistance against Israel's forced migration and threats of displacement in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem

May 17, 2021 at 10:07 am

Amidst continuous violence against demonstrators, the Israeli occupation police on Sunday arrested 17 Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighbourhoods, reported.

Israeli occupation police carried out the detention campaign in Jerusalem’s neighbourhoods at dawn, Wadi Hilweh Information Centre reported.

On Saturday night, tens of Palestinian youths gathering in solidarity were threatened with expulsion from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah.

Israeli occupation police continued harassing and attacking the protesters and those gathered in solidarity with the Sheikh Jarrah families.

Israeli police employed water cannons using “skunk water”, a liquid described as being “worse than raw sewage”, to disperse the protesters. Many protestors were beaten and had rubber-coated steel bullets fired at them.

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