Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) arrested on Friday three nonviolent protesters as the forces clamped down on protesters demonstrating against Israeli settler violence in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
Earlier, hundreds of protesters flocked into the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood to express their protest against Israeli expulsion plans targeting native Palestinian residents and violence by Israeli settlers against the residents of the neighborhood.
The protesters waved Palestinian flags and banners condemning Israeli aggression against the neighborhood and the restrictions and checkpoints set up by Israeli police at all of the entrances to the neighborhood.
The neighborhood has been under tight Israeli entry measures ever since Ben-Gvir set up his makeshift office in the neighborhood, in what Palestinians see as a provocative step aimed at going ahead with Israeli expulsion plans targeting dozens of indigenous families in the neighborhood.
Around 300 Palestinians, all of whom face the prospect of being evicted from their homes by Israeli authorities, live in the neighborhood.
Occupied by Israel in 1967, Sheikh Jarrah has been a significant flashpoint since May 2021, after Israel tried to expel Palestinian families from the area to make way for Israeli settlers.
This prompted widespread protests across the occupied West Bank and the Palestinian community inside Israel, as well as a large-scale Israeli military aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip.