The Ongoing Nakba in Sheikh Jarrah

vendredi 9 avril 2021

Joint Webinar Invitation
The Ongoing Nakba in Sheikh Jarrah

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Topic : The Ongoing Nakba in Sheikh Jarrah
Date : Wednesday 14 April 2021
Time : 3:00 PM (Palestine Time)
Location : Online – Registered participants will receive the Zoom link via email
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Note : The discussion is in English. Arabic translation will be provided in the webinar

Speakers :

Prof Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territory
Mohammed El-Kurd, writer and resident of Sheikh Jarrrah
Zakaria Odeh, executive director of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem
Aseel AlBajeh, legal researcher and advocacy officer at Al-Haq

The webinar will be facilitated by Budour Hasan, legal researcher at the Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center.

Background on Forced Evictions in Sheikh Jarrah
Eight Jerusalemite families totalling 19 households of around 87 Palestinians residing in Sheikh Jarrah are currently at imminent risk of forced eviction. Unlawfully applying Israeli domestic law to occupied territory, Israeli courts have ruled in favor of lawsuits undertaken by settler organisations to evict the eight families. Four families totalling around 30 people, were ordered to leave their homes by 2 May 2021.
The 500 residents of Karm Al-Ja’ouni area in Sheikh Jarrah are refugees, who are experiencing an ongoing Nakba exemplified in their continued denial of their inalienable rights of return and property restitution, and the intensified coercive environment designed to drive their ongoing transfer.

Webinar’s Goal
In solidarity with #SaveSheikhJarrah campaign led by residents of Sheikh Jarrah, this webinar aims at bringing their voices and demands directly to the relevant stokeholds at the UN and international levels, and outlining the context by which the forced evictions are taking place : Israeli settler-colonial and apartheid regime, which aims at forcing the transformation of Jerusalem’s demographic composition to maintain Israeli-Jewish ownership over Jerusalem. The webinar aims at mobilizing immediate actions to stop all eviction orders against Sheikh Jarrah residents and the broader Israeli policies to empty Jerusalem from its Palestinian residents.
To read more on the background and context of forced evictions in Jerusalem, please refer to this joint urgent appeal.

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With solidarity,
Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
Aldameer Association for Human Rights
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center
Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies
The Independent Commission for Human Rights (Ombudsman Office)
The Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem
Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO)
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC)
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD)