The eviction of many Palestinian families from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah was postponed today by the Israeli Supreme Court until May 10. The court's decision came after Palestinian families facing eviction in Sheikh Jarrah told the court that no agreement had been reached with Israeli settlers over the latter's land and house ownership claims.
On Monday, May 10, the court will hold another hearing in the event.
Several demonstrations took place across occupied Jerusalem this week after Israel's Supreme Court demanded that the Iskafi, Kurd, Jaouni, and Qasim families - each with 30 adults and 10 children - leave their homes by Thursday in favor of colonial settler groups. On Sunday, the Supreme Court ordered Palestinian families facing eviction to negotiate an agreement with Israeli settlers who demand ownership of their homes. The Palestinian families, on the other hand, reiterated their rejection of any agreement with the settlers on Thursday, claiming that it would lead to a recognition of the legitimacy of their demands.