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Jerusalem court delays hearing in Palestinian eviction case

The delay follows days of clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli security forces, fuelled in part by the dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood

AFP , Sunday 9 May 2021
Israeli-Palestinian conflict
An Israeli border policeman scuffles with a Palestinian protester during clashes amid ongoing tension ahead of an upcoming court hearing in an Israeli-Palestinian land-ownership dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem May 3, 2021. REUTERS
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Israel's justice ministry said it would delay a key Monday hearing in a case that could see Palestinian families evicted from their Jerusalem homes to make way for Jewish settlers.

'In all the circumstances and in light of the attorney general's request, the regular hearing for tomorrow, May 10, 2021 (is) cancelled,'it said in a statement, adding it would schedule a new hearing within 30 days.

The delay follows days of clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli security forces, fuelled in part by the dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

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