Israel keeps on harassing and abusing Palestinian people in Sheikh Jarrah in an attempt to drive them out of their homes.
Israel is using its settlers in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood to harass Palestinian residents in the region. This strategy has been adopted since Israel introduced several incentives for the Israelis who move to the settlements in East Jerusalem.
In addition, violent backlash by Israeli security forces spiked throughout the past weeks. This week, more than 20 Palestinians suffered injuries in confrontations with Israeli security forces.
The arbitrary detention of activists and protesters is also a part of the scheme. Four persons found themselves behind the bars due to unannounced allegations in their homes at midnights.
Conflicts in the region erupted in May when the Jerusalem District Court dismissed an appeal against an order to remove Palestinians from their homes. The order claims that present tenants had not paid the requisite rent for a long time. According to the court, the Palestinian residents are also unable to dispute the rights of Israeli settlers to the land.
Disputes over the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, combined with clashes in Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan month, reached a climax few days after Quds Day. Hamas launched rockets at the city, triggering the war that lasted for 11 days and costed more than 250 lives.
According to a HRW official, the course of developments in Sheikh Jarrah the simple indication of what occurs to Palestine and Palestinians as a whole.
A few decades later, the experience of Palestinian life in Sheikh Jarrah, and East Jerusalem, sill surpass 1000 years. various generations of Palestinians lived there under different rulers. Israeli, as a matter of fact, seeks to transform the demographics of the territory and convert it to Judaism.
Israel struggles to sell its rotten, repetitive tale on Palestine. The occupiers have always characterized every sort of uprising by Palestine as “terrorism.”
In the midst of several grim pictures of the seventy-year war, Sheikh Jarrah, a native Palestinian neighborhood, has emerged. A great illustration of Israeli racial discrimination against Palestine, Sheikh Jarrah exposed the observers to the awful side of reality in the occupied lands.
As Yasmine Ahmed, a director of HRW, says “what is the cause of the violence that we need to treat? What we need to treat is the system of Apartheid that Israeli authorities impose on Palestinians in occupied territories. That leads me into the question of Sheikh Jarrah and the use of force by police personnel around the Al Aqsa [Mosque] at the time.”
While conflict around over Sheikh Jarrah gets increasingly violent, HRW has released a new study illuminating some dimensions of the conflict. The findings demonstrate why Sheikh Jarrah is an outstanding demonstration of Israel’s discriminating practice.
The intent to dominate
“The intent to dominate” is the first factor; one side wants to have complete power over another. Israeli Basic Law reserves self-determination for Israeli citizens only.
The “systematic discrimination” is another factor for which Israel is under question. This feature is best observed in Israeli practice applying separate regulations to Palestinians and Israelis residing in one territory.
“Incessant Brutality” is a third factor; Israel does not shy away from exposing its cruel treatment against Palestinian civilians before the international community. The regime keeps imposing severe limitations on Palestinians’ freedom of movement.
Even after a truce was imposed by international pressure on Israel, Zionist police have kept up with abusing Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah. They violently disperse demonstrators and display a series of “Incessant Brutality” against the people.
36 days after the end of 11-day war between Israel and Hamas, Sheikh Jarrah is still an open wound. Israel’s conduct is only rubs salt in the wound.