The Israeli Central Court in occupied Jerusalem postponed consideration of the appeal submitted against the decision to displace two Palestinian families from the Silwan suburb.
Today, Thursday, the Central Court decided to postpone the decision on the appeal submitted against the decision to displace the Abu Nab and Ghaith families from the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in Silwan – the southern garrison of Al-Aqsa Mosque – until next July 5. Read also During which they insult Islam, its Prophet and its sanctifies.. The history of the “Flags’ March” in Jerusalem and the reasons for the settlers’ keenness to organize it Repression of journalists is a weapon to obscure the truth in Jerusalem Director of the Map Department in Jerusalem: This is how the Israeli occupation plans to turn Jerusalemites into a minority
The reporter added that the Central Court seeks to base its decision regarding the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood on what the Israeli Supreme Court will decide in the coming weeks or months regarding the fate of Palestinian families threatened with displacement from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Prior to the postponement decision, the occupation forces suppressed a protest sit-in for the residents of the Batn al-Hawa neighborhood in front of the court, and arrested a number of participants.
Al-Jazeera Net correspondent Aseel al-Jundi reported that the occupation forces arrested 3 Jerusalemites in front of the court after severely beating them, and took them to police stations for interrogation.
And threatens the deportation of about 750 Palestinians in Batn al-Hawa, claiming that the land on which it is built historically belongs to the Jews.
The Ateret Cohenim settlement association claims that the homes in the neighborhood belonged to Yemeni Jews before 1948, and in 2018 it opened the “Yemeni Jewry Heritage Center” in the neighborhood, claiming that a synagogue belonged to Yemeni Jews existed in the place, bearing the name “House of Honey” in the past.
Tensions in Jerusalem
Tensions are escalating in occupied Jerusalem with the increasing frequency of provocations by settlers and their sponsors of Israeli politicians.
Al-Jazeera correspondent Aseel Al-Jundi said that 136 Israeli extremists stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque this morning, after extremist groups called on their supporters to carry out a mass storming of the mosque in response to the postponement of the “flags dance” march until next Tuesday, and the continuing controversy over its path.
The correspondent added that after the new intrusion, the Mughrabi Gate was closed. On Wednesday afternoon, dozens of settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, guarded by the Israeli police.
The far-right Israeli MP Itamar Ben Gvir had announced his intention to reach Bab al-Amud in occupied Jerusalem during daylight hours today in protest against the decision of the occupation police that prevented him from marching flags in the alleys of the Old City or storming the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Ben Gvir accused the Inspector General of Police of failing to fulfill his duty to control the Palestinian protests in Jerusalem, Lydda and Jaffa, and of choosing in return to violate his parliamentary immunity, expressing his hope that the outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would overturn the police decision.
The extremist deputy considered the decision issued against him a surrender to what he described as Hamas terrorism.
Al-Jazeera correspondent Elias Karam said that what increased the tension in Jerusalem was the announcement by extremist deputy Ben Gvir that he would come to the Al-Amud Gate and express his protest to the Israeli and international press against the police’s prevention of him from storming Al-Aqsa or carrying out the so-called flag march that was supposed to come out a few days ago with the participation Tens of thousands of settlers.
Al-Jazeera correspondent explained that the Israeli police had justified the ban by saying that the march would lead to confrontations in Jerusalem, and have security repercussions on Arab cities on the Green Line or even on the Gaza front.
With the escalation of tension in occupied Jerusalem, the United States urged – yesterday, Wednesday – both the Israelis and the Palestinians to avoid “provocations” and to preserve the ceasefire agreement that ended the recent confrontation between the occupation and the Palestinian resistance.
Asked about the flag march, State Department spokesman Ned Price said: “We believe it is necessary to avoid taking steps that exacerbate tensions.”
The march is known as the “Flags March” to celebrate Israel’s declaration of Jerusalem as its unified capital following its occupation and annexation in 1967. Thousands participate in it and reach occupied Jerusalem, passing along and within the walls of the old city, the main market and the Islamic neighborhood within it.
Car run over an elderly Palestinian
In a separate development, the Palestinian Qastal Center published a video clip documenting that the occupation forces ran over an elderly Palestinian car today while walking on Salah El-Din Street in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
In the video, the car appears to have overturned with the elderly man unable to move inside, while Jerusalemite youths gathered in an attempt to help him and document the event.