As Israel Plans To Steal The Homes Of 550 Palestinians From East Jerusalem, Biden Admin Remains Silent

Excerpts from the article by By Robert Inlakesh

Igniting tensions in East Jerusalem, Israeli settler organizations are seeking to uproot up to 550 Palestinians from the city, to the complete silence of a Biden administration that claims to seek a two-State solution.

In what could become one of the largest expulsions of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, Israeli settler organizations are working with the country’s legal system to evict 24 families from their homes in Sheik Jarrah.

FILE PHOTO. Peace demonstrators raise signs during a protest near the house of a Palestinian family, which an Israeli court had ordered to be evicted while declaring Israeli settlers to be the legal owners, in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. © AFP / THOMAS COEX

Along with Sheikh Jarrah, Israeli Settler organizations are also heavily targeting the area of Silwan, from which at least 36 families have been expelled since the beginning of 2020, according to Israeli NGO Peace Now. In East Jerusalem as many as 200,000 Israeli settlers live, with about 2,500 hardline settlers residing in properties surrounding Palestinians in areas like Silwan.

Last year almost 1,000 Palestinians were made homeless due to Israeli house demolitions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, with over 10,000 settler units having been approved.

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