Israeli forces suppress a sit-in protesting forced displacement

Israel has begun demolishing homes in the alBustan neighborhood in Silwan, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem24 – Israeli police, yesterday evening, attacked a sit-in staged in protest of Israeli plans to forcibly expel Palestinians from their homes in the East Jerusalem town of Silwan.

The sit-in was held in front of the house of Jerusalemite Nedal al-Rajbi, whose shop was demolished earlier yesterday in the al-Bustan neighborhood of Silwan, one of 17 structures, mainly homes, in that area slated for demolition by the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem.

Palestinians carried the Palestinian flag and chanted slogans condemning the Israeli occupation measures against them and its plans to expel and displace Palestinians from their homes in Silwan.

Israeli police attacked protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades as they also closed the entrances to the neighborhood.

A youth was reportedly detained by the police.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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