Settlers, led by far-right MK, storm Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem


Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed today evening the East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, according to WAFA correspondent. Dozens of setters, led by far-right Israeli Member of the Knesset, Itamar Ben Gvir, and right-wing activist and politician who currently serves as Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Aryeh Yitzhak King, stormed the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood under heavy police protection, provoking residents. Residents managed to fend off the settlers who attempted to break into a land belonging to the Salem family; one of the families that are threatened with forcible expulsion from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah. More than 500 Palestinians living in 28 houses in the neighborhood are facing threats of forced expulsion at the hands of settlement associations backed by the Israeli government and its judiciary system.