Jerusalem, MINA – Palestinian citizens on Saturday evening participated in a solidarity sit-in held in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Occupied Jerusalem outside the house of Shamasneh family who face displacement.
The Israeli occupation authority in the holy city claims the house belongs to Jewish settlers and demands the family to evacuate it.
“This solidarity sit-in was staged to support al-Shamasneh family and other families who are threatened with eviction,” Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, head of the Higher Islamic Commission, said, PIC reported.
Sheikh Sabri condemned Israel for forcibly taking over Palestinian homes in Jerusalem and giving them to Jewish settlers under false pretexts, describing such measure as “an unacceptable, inhumane, illegal and racist Judaization policy.”
He said that Israel’s eviction of Palestinian families from their homes is more severe than death to them because it leads to their displacement, pointing out that the family of Shamasneh has been living in its house before 1967.
He called on the Palestinian Authority and the concerned international organizations to take action to protect the Jerusalemite citizens from the displacement policy pursued by Israel against them.(T/R04/P2)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)