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Israel's Supreme Court to reach verdict on Sheikh Jarrah case in which Palestinian families in occupied East Jerusalem face imminent expulsion to make way for Jewish settlers

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Here's what you need to know ahead today's key hearing regarding the possible eviction of four Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah

Israel's Supreme Court offered Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah a compromise that would involve issuing them with “protected status” and prevent their expulsion from the controversial neighborhood in the “coming years”

Palestinian residents of Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, whose plight has captured the world’s attention, have been awaiting a decision by the Israeli Supreme Court on whether they will be evicted from their homes

Israel's Supreme Court offered Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood a compromise that would involve issuing them with “protected status” and prevent their expulsion from the controversial neighborhood in the “coming years.”

This is the last chance four Palestinian families have to prevent the eviction. A rejection of their petition could influence the situation faced by nine other families in similar circumstances

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‘We will never leave’: The Palestinian families facing eviction in Sheikh Jarrah

Today is the last chance for these Palestinian families to prevent their eviction from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah

Questions for the Palestinian minister of civil affairs

“We are second-class,” says a Palestinian social worker in Acre, Israel. “When the Jews can see us at all.”

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Yesterday, Israel bombed the office of the Palestine Children's Relief Fund, a charity in Gaza that provides free medical care for Palestinian children in need. This is a war crime.

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I saw a lot more instances of entirely unnecessary, provocative behavior by Israeli police/military today. At Damascus Gate (stun grenades thrown at peaceful Palestinian group), in Sheikh Jarrah (skunk water fired on Palestinian homes) & Bethlehem (volleys of tear gas)

"You are stealing my house." This is what a Palestinian woman told an Israeli settler, as he tried to take over her family's home in occupied East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

A Palestinian child should be sitting in a classroom, not in rubble. World leaders must act immediately to protect the human rights of Palestinians.

I stand with the Palestinian people. My heart aches for the families who have lost loved ones. We can not stand as silent witnesses to children being orphaned and murdered and not demand for the human rights of all Palestinians! This must end. Free Palestine.

If the United States is going to be a credible voice on human rights on the global stage, we must uphold international standards of human rights consistently. We must recognize that Palestinian rights matter. Palestinian lives matter.

The United States must speak out strongly against the violence by government-allied Israeli extremists in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and make clear that the evictions of Palestinian families must not go forward.

Palestinian civilians are currently suffering in great numbers in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank - here are some great organizations you can donate to in order to help those in need.

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Donald Trump’s Middle East deal is not a peace plan. It is a plan to lock in illegal Israeli colonisation and deny Palestinian rights. It is a threat to peace. The UK government should oppose this travesty and press for a real peace deal and a genuine two state solution.

The Israeli people have the right to live in peace and security. So do the Palestinian people. I remain concerned about the platform AIPAC provides for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights. For that reason I will not attend their conference. 1/2

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