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Israeli police attack Palestinian protesters in Sheikh Jarrah
At least 20 Palestinians wounded in a street brawl with Israeli settlers and police in flashpoint East Jerusalem area.
Israeli forces spray Palestinian demonstrators with skunk water in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]
22 Jun 2021
Israeli police used stun grenades and sprayed skunk water on Palestinians in the tense occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
There had been clashes between Jewish settlers and Palestinians earlier in the evening, with Israeli media reporting that chairs and stones had been thrown between the sides.
The Palestine Red Crescent said 20 Palestinians were wounded in the fighting and reports said several were arrested.
Late on Monday, Israeli police could be seen raiding a Palestinian home and throwing a stun grenade at residents.
Sheikh Jarrah has been the scene of frequent crackdowns by Israeli police on Palestinians protesting against the threatened expulsion of dozens of Palestinian families from their homes in favour of hardline Israeli settler groups.
Israel calls it “a real-estate dispute” while Palestinians and rights groups say the case highlights discriminatory policies aimed at pushing Palestinians out of Jerusalem.
مستوطنون يهاجمون أهالي حي الشيخ جراح في القدس المحتلة وشبان يتصدون لهم.​#فلسطين​pic.twitter.com/aExdm7NbQp
— شبكة قدس الإخبارية (@qudsn) June 21, 2021
Israeli forces in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah watch a standoff between far-right Israelis and Palestinians protesting against the threatened expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes. [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]
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Israeli police used stun grenades and sprayed skunk water on Palestinians. [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]
Sheikh Jarrah has been the scene of frequent demonstrations over a court case in which a group of hardline Israeli settlers seeks to expel a number of Palestinian families from their homes. [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]
Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian demonstrator. [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]
According to Israeli media, chairs and stones were thrown when hardline Jewish settlers confronted Palestinians, resulting in clashes earlier in the evening. [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]
Israeli forces arrest a Palestinian demonstrator. Dozens of Palestinians are facing imminent dispossession from their homes in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]
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Israel calls the imminent dispossession of Palestinians from their homes a "real-estate dispute", while Palestinians and rights groups say the case highlights discriminatory policies aimed at pushing Palestinians out of Jerusalem. [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]
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