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For the second day – occupation police continue to close Sheikh Jarrah

Far-right member of Knesset Itamar Ben Gvir threatened he will storm the neighborhood at one in the afternoon

Jerusalem24 – Far-right member of Knesset Itamar Ben Gvir left Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood to attend a Knesset session after he stormed it around 8 am of this morning, threatening he will storm the neighborhood at one in the afternoon.

For the second day in a row, the Israeli occupation police continue to close Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, spread in the neighborhood’s streets and prevent access to the area, and require press crews to show their ID cards before entering the neighborhood after a night that witnessed violent confrontations in the neighborhood.

Subsequently, calls were issued to support the residents of Sheikh Jarrah with the continued attacks of settlers, while the occupation police mobilized its forces to the neighborhood.

The newspaper Maariv reported that Ben Gvir will keep his tent in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which the Israeli police conflicted its dismantling last night. Ben Gvir said he will not do so until security returns to the settlers who live in the neighborhood.

The tent of the “office” of far-right Knesset member Itamar Ben Gvir is still on the land of the Salem family, and the occupation forces continue to deploy in the neighborhood’s streets and at its entrances.

Settlers attacked, last night, the residents of the neighborhood and Jerusalemites who came to show support, by throwing stones at their homes, cussing, provoking them and using pepper spry against them, while flying the Israeli flag.

Israeli police closed the neighborhood’s streets leading to Salem family’s land, and dispersed Palestinians with sound canisters, rubber bullets and water.

The Palestinian Red Crescent confirmed dealing with 31 injuries in the neighborhood, one of which was a child.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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