Please join in this on-line event co-sponsored by American Friends of Combatants for Peace and Ir Amim about the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem facing threat of forced displacement.
|Date:||Wednesday, March 2, 2022|
|Time:||11:00am PT / 2pm ET (9pm Jerusalem)|
|Location:||On-line, registration required|
|Information:||Event information here →|
|Tickets:||Free, Registration here →|
In the past year, the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem has galvanized activists worldwide. Facing an ongoing threat of forced displacement, the neighborhood’s Palestinian residents stand steadfastly determined to remain in their homes, despite unrelenting legal pressure and physical intimidation from State actors and Settler groups. Throughout the past year, Sheikh Jarrah has served as a focal point of the conflict across Palestine and Israel, as its central location in Jerusalem highlights the critical issue of the city’s sovereignty and the rights of its Palestinian residents. Tensions in the neighborhood reached a boiling point last May, when the imminent threat of eviction facing six families in Sheikh Jarrah prompted bombing between Israel and Gaza, which wrought severe destruction across the Gaza Strip. These tensions have continued throughout 2022, as January marked the brutal eviction of the Salhiya family and the demolition of their family home.
The question of Sheikh Jarrah is more pressing today than ever before. As the world’s eyes remain fixed upon the neighborhood, and residents remain resolved to stay in their homes, the threat of upheaval across the region looms larger than ever. Join us as we meet with local experts to discuss the untenable situation on the ground and take a look at what can be done to bring justice to the residents of Sheikh Jarrah.
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