Palestinians reject offer to end Jerusalem evictions threat

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Updated: Aug 03, 2021, 07:45 PM(IST)

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The judges have suggested they become "protected tenants" and stay in the city's eastern Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood

Palestinians who have been facing eviction in Jerusalem have rejected a proposal from Israel's Supreme Court that they rent their homes from a Jewish settlement organization.

The judges have suggested they become "protected tenants" and stay in the city's eastern Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

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However, the four families involved in the long-running legal dispute, and dozens of others who have been affected by the threat of expulsion, said that they would not recognise Israeli ownership.

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Mohammed El-Kurd, who is one of the Palestinians and a part of the case, criticised the move on social media. "Instead of making a ruling on land ownership, the court decided to evade its responsibilities and pressure us into reaching an agreement with settlers," he tweeted.

"No decision or agreement has been reached."

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