Clashes between Jews, Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem


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Clashes between Jews, Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem
Clashes were also reported between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in a number of additional incidents in Jerusalem on Saturday.
JUNE 20, 2021

Jewish Israelis and Palestinians clashed in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem on Saturday night, amid continuing tensions surrounding the planned eviction of a number of Palestinian families from the neighborhood. Palestinian media reported that Israelis attacked the homes of Arab residents in the neighborhood, sparking clashes between the two sides, although video published by Otzma Yehudit showed Jewish residents sitting around a table as Palestinians threw chairs at them and other objects at them before the Jewish residents threw the chairs back.

According to Palestinian reports, Israeli security forces fired stun grenades and tear gas at Arab residents who clashed with the Jewish residents. Palestinian residents of the neighborhood called for other Palestinian residents of Jerusalem to come to Sheikh Jarrah in order to clash with Jewish Israelis. "This must not be passed over in silence. I am following with concern the attempts by Arab elements to take over, who are attacking Jews and trying to expel them from their place of residence," said Otzma Yehudit head Itamar Ben-Gvir on Saturday night.