Israel postpones hearing over deportation of Palestinians to Jerusalem after new confrontation – 05/09/2021 – World

The Supreme Court of Israel on Sunday (9) canceled the hearing on the eviction of Palestinian families in a neighborhood of Jerusalem, scheduled for Monday (10).

Israel’s attorney general called for a postponement after another shock between Israelis and Palestinians injured at least 80 people, including a one-year-old baby, on Saturday.

The hearing is expected to take place within 30 days, the court said.

Pope Francis also called for an end to the conflicts and said both sides must seek solutions to respect the multicultural identity of the sacred city.

“Violence breeds violence, stop conflicts,” he told pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.

On Saturday (8), as tens of thousands of people prayed at al-Aqsa Mosque on the holy night of Laylat al-Qadr, a landmark of the end of Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims, Israelis and Palestinians came into conflict.

Young Palestinians threw stones, lit fires, and knocked down police barriers in the streets leading to the fortified gates of the Old City, while officers on horseback and in shock used moral grenades and death throws. water.

The central dispute concerns the withdrawal of four Palestinian families who, by decision of the Jerusalem regional court, must return the land to Jewish families.

Under Israeli law, if Jews prove that their families lived in East Jerusalem prior to 1948, they can request the return of their property rights. The rule is contested by the Palestinians.

The district of Sheikh Jarrah shelters a sacred space for the Jews: the tomb of Simeon, the Just, high priest around 300 BC.

Jordan released a statement on Sunday saying it had warned Israel to end barbaric attacks on Al-Aqsa believers and would call for increased international pressure.

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