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Abu Asab’s eviction is another example of Israel’s discriminatory regime

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Palestinian family evicted from their Jerusalem home

On Sunday, Israeli forces evicted Hatem Abu Asab’s family from their home in Jerusalem. This comes after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled Jewish settlers were the rightful owners. The video footage that spread on social media was stark. It showed Rania Abu Asab, who is one of the residents, saying while she cries: “They took my life. They took everything that belongs to me…The Israeli [settlers] are inside my house and I’m on the street.”

Yet that didn’t grab a deserved amount of media attention globally. Some may not see what happened to the Abu Asab family as “major” news, however, if that happened to any of us, then it would be the most significant thing in our lives. What happened to the family highlights the oppression Palestinians live under and how Israel’s government politicises the law.

“What am I going to tell you? I can’t look at the situation or remember what happened. There was an excessive force, that didn’t have mercy on anyone; women or children,” Hatem Abu Asab told me when I asked him to describe his feelings after what happened to him and his family. “They [Israeli forces] beat everyone, break the........

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