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Protest Against Theft of Arab Homes in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, 12/17/2010: photos
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).
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
Interviews with Evicted al-Hanoun and al-Ghawi Families, Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, 12/17/10: video
Anarchists Against the Wall will be presenting at La Pena in Berkeley, California, on January 16th, 2011:
Video of chanting and drumming:
Anarchists Against the Wall will be presenting at La Pena in Berkeley, California, on January 16th, 2010:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 https://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.