Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine)- Palestinian protesters were met with violence by Israeli occupation forces outside a court hearing of an appeal lodged by Palestinian families facing forced displacement from Batn al-Hawa area of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem.
The protesters were holding placards with messages including, “No to deportation,” “Save Silwan” and referring to “Our Nakba in Silwan.”
On November 2020, seven eviction rulings were issued by the Israeli High Court in Jerusalem ordering the eviction of seven Palestinian families, over 87 Palestinians, in Batn al-Hawa to be replaced by Israeli settlers.
Two of the families, the Najah family and the Kayed al-Rajabi family had their appeal cases heard today, 26 May, but the ruling on the appeal was postponed by the Court for the attorney general to be informed about the matter.
The date has not been scheduled.
Outside the courthouse, the Israeli forces used violence against dozens of demonstrators supporting the neighbourhood’s families, assaulting and beating them.
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy, Sultan Sarhan, was physically assaulted and arrested by the forces.
Demonstrators were also seen being led away by the forces.