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Protest Against Theft of Arab Homes in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, 12/17/2010: photos
by dave id
Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:43 AM
A rally was held on December 17th, 2010, in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem in support of evicted Palestinian families and against the Jewish settlers who have taken over their homes with the continued quasi-legal help of Israeli police, security forces, and courts. The rally site is in front of the al-Hanoun family house, now evicted and settled, where private security forces guard the doors to protect the settlers (the two men standing at the right front door above the crowd).
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more photos, video and info on Sheikh Jarrah evictions and settlers:

Demo against theft of Arab homes in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem 12/17/2010
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/12/21/18667236.php

Interviews with Evicted al-Hanoun and al-Ghawi Families, Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, 12/17/10: video
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/12/21/18667275.php


Anarchists Against the Wall will be presenting at La Pena in Berkeley, California, on January 16th, 2011:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/12/21/18667265.php
§Stop Illegal Settlement in Sheikh-Jarrah
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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§Security guard in the left entrance
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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§Marching from al-Hanoun home to nearby park
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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§More security for settlers
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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§Anarchists Against the Wall drummers
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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Video of chanting and drumming:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/12/21/18667275.php

Anarchists Against the Wall will be presenting at La Pena in Berkeley, California, on January 16th, 2010:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/12/21/18667265.php
§Habibi leads chant
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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§Nasser al-Ghawi lost his house to settlers on August 2nd, 2009
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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The al-Ghawi family were given just an hour to grab personal possessions before they were evicted. The rest of their belongings were taken by Israeli police and civil workers.
§Maher al-Hanoun lost his house to settlers on August 2nd, 2009
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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The al-Hanoun house, where the rally began, is just on the other side of the small hill to the right, before the taller building.
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The al-Kurd family house is directly across the street from the al-Ghawi family residence. The unit in the front was built by the al-Kurds for a son of theirs about ten years ago, but because it was built without a permit civil authorities never allowed anyone to occupy the space (building permits are almost never granted to Palestinian families in Jerusalem). Instead, settlers have been allowed to take over the unit and are not prevented from repeatedly abusing members of the al-Kurd family -- from verbal taunts to throwing things at them to once even having their dog attack Fawzieh al-Kurd -- all in an attempt to run the family out of their own house.
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Israelis and internationals keep watch to try and prevent abuse of the al-Kurd family, by their presence and by documenting abuses with photographs and video. Additionally, the al-Kurd family has installed videocameras around the house and recorded the dog attack. Despite this and other such evidence, police and civil authorities have shown no interest in protecting the family.
§Graffiti on the inside of the front wall of the al-Kurd house
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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§al-Kurd habibti in courtyard between front and back residences
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM

This small al-Kurd habibti regularly endures taunts from the settlers out of the windows to the left here, and has had garbage and other objects thrown at her by the settlers. The al-Kurd family must pass by the front unit in order to leave or return to their house (passing through the tents in the photo above).
§al-Kurd children posing for a photograph
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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§Settler coming out of the al-Kurd house
by dave id Wednesday Dec 22nd, 2010 12:44 AM
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This photo was taken by the boy on the right in the photograph directly above this one. After the above photo was taken, the children ran up saying "look, look, look," wanting to have a peak at the photo on the camera (you can see this moment in a short video at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/12/21/18667236.php#18667252). The boy then noticed one of the settlers coming out of the house and asked to shoot the photograph you see here.