March in London in support of Jerusalem and Sheikh Jarrah

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About two thousand people participated on Sunday in the demonstration organized by the Palestinian organizations in Britain in solidarity with Palestine, according to the journalist Adnan Humaidan. 

Participants raised Palestinian flags and banners denouncing the crimes of the Israeli occupation in Jerusalem and chanted slogans in support of the rights of Jerusalemites.

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Humaidan stated that the marchers wanted to send two messages, the first one is the need for the British government to take a stand against Israeli crimes in Jerusalem. 

“The second message to the Palestinians in Jerusalem is that we are in solidarity with you and that we will not abandon you”, he added. 

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Since the beginning of the month of Ramadan, the Israeli occupation police have escalated their attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Jerusalemites, and the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood who are threatened with forced eviction.

More than 200 Palestinians have been injured after Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and dispersed worshippers elsewhere in occupied East Jerusalem, as weeks-long tensions between Israel and the Palestinians over Jerusalem soared again.

Earlier in the day, tens of thousands of Palestinian worshippers packed into the mosque on the final Friday of Ramadan and many stayed on to protest in support of Palestinians facing eviction from their homes on Israeli-occupied land claimed by Jewish settlers.

During the past week, residents of Sheikh Jarrah, as well as Palestinian and international solidarity activists, have attended nightly vigils to support the Palestinian families under threat of forced displacement.

Israeli occupation police and forces have attacked the sit-ins using skunk water, tear gas, rubber-coated bullets and shock grenades over the past few days. Dozens of Palestinians have been arrested.

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