Carter: Sheikh Jarrah Evictions Are Illegal

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Published October 22, 2010.
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Former United States President Jimmy Carter said on Friday that the eviction of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah is against international law.

Carter spoke at a weekly demonstration held in the East Jerusalem neighborhood by Israeli and Palestinian left-wing activists, protesting a Jewish takeover of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.

The former president gave his blessing to the activists for working together in a peaceful manner to protest “the injustice” caused by the evictions. Carter said he hoped the protesters achieve their goals for the sake of Israelis and Palestinians.

Read more at haaretz.com






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