Evictions and Settlement Plans in Sheikh Jarrah: The Case of Shimon HaTzadik


This report aims to clarify the historical-legal background of evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah. It places the recent controversy in the context of an ongoing set of development plans that threaten to spark a dangerous escalation of the conflict in the city and to preclude an agreed-upon political resolution in Jerusalem. It includes Ir Amim's recommendations that current eviction proceedings and settlement plans must be frozen.