As four Palestinian families in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah await a critical ruling from the Israeli High Court regarding their forced eviction from their homes, a Jewish settler opened fire and injured a Palestinian who was taking part in a solidarity event with the afflicted residents, according to local sources.
Activists and journalists gather at the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem ahead of a final hearing on the expulsion of four Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in favor of colonial Israeli settlers, today.#savesheikhjarrah pic.twitter.com/kl0hExZXm2
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) August 2, 2021
Palestinian sources told WAFA a settler opened fire at the youth during a solidarity event with the Sheikh Jarrah residents lightly injuring him in the foot.
Israeli police closed off the area following the incident.
Watch | Israeli occupation forces storm the house of the Al-Kurd family in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and assault civilians there, today.#SaveSheikhJarrah pic.twitter.com/tYlcAB0nU5
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) July 31, 2021
The four Palestinian families – Kurd, Skafi, Jaouni, and al-Qassem – have appealed to the High Court against their forced eviction from their homes for the benefit of Israeli settler organizations.
(WAFA, PC, Social Media)