Hundreds of Palestinians, internationals and Israelis staged a demonstration in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah Friday afternoon. The demonstration, the first of its kind in a year, was against the expected eviction of the Shamasneh from their home.
The eviction would be the first in the neighborhood in three years. Sheikh Jarrah became the center of a protest movement against Jewish settlement in the neighborhood and is the subject of Just Vision’s documentary film, My Neighborhood. (Watch the full film here.)
Israel’s Supreme Court will hear the Shamasneh family’s case on Monday, where it is expected to order their eviction. The family moved into the home following the Six Day War, but right-wing Jewish settler organizations have been trying to reclaim the home on behalf of its original Jewish owners.