Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 5.00pm (UK time)
ICAHD UK Webinar - Evictions, Demolitions, & Displacement in Sheikh Jarrah & Silwan: Victims of Israeli oppression & their resistance
Israeli governmental authorities, in collusion with the Israeli courts, press on at speed in displacing Palestinians from their rightful homes across the West Bank and East Jerusalem so that they can be replaced with a Jewish population – a process defined as settler colonialism. This webinar will focus on East Jerusalem. In total at least 30,000 Palestinian families hold demolition orders in their hands and daily they awake wondering if today is when the bulldozers arrive and their home is demolished.
At present more than 100 buildings home to about 1500 people in the Al-Bustan area of Silwan, located just below the Dung Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, are slated for demolition by Israeli authorities to make way for an archaeological park named City of David. North of Damacus Gate is the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah where four Palestinian families face imminent forced eviction to be replaced by Jewish settlers and another 24 Palestinian families are also threatened with eviction from Sheikh Jarrah with around 550 people facing displacement.
This webinar will allow the international community to hear directly from Palestinians on the front line facing either demolition or eviction from their home in these communities where tension continues to rise. Hear what it is like to daily be confronted with extreme settler harassment and Israeli army and police brutality. The webinar will also include the latest news on how some Israeli lawyers are pressing for a new legal opinion that could change the fate of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan eviction cases.
The webinar will end with actions that the international community can take to demonstrate solidarity.