New research by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies indicates that Jewish settlement in Sheikh Jarrah is against Israel’s interests and has the potential to harm future Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Jewish settlement in the heart of Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem has the potential to threaten the advancement of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, according to a new report published by The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies.
A predominantly East Jerusalem Arab neighborhood, it’s home to about 2,800 Palestinians as well as diplomatic missions and well-known landmarks. However, because of its strategic location, settlers want it, and have encroached for years. So far, over 60 Palestinian families have been dispossessed. Another 500 are at risk. What began incrementally has now intensified through forced evictions, at times involving home demolitions and state-sponsored violence. Sheikh Jarrah areas below have been especially affected.
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