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The international community's tacit complicity in Sheikh Jarrah

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So brief is the international community's attention span when it comes to Palestinian rights, that the forced evictions planned by Israel for the residents of Sheikh Jarrah have become a dissociated event of the past few months. As the furore over Israel's bombing of Gaza abated, so too did the international community's attention, leaving the Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah to face an abominable "compromise" proposal from Israel's Supreme Court.

The court suggested that four Palestinian families faced with evictions should concede their ownership of their properties to the Nahalat Simon settler group, in return for which they would be recognised as "protected tenants". There is no compromise in this proposal: the Palestinians would be paying an annual "rent" to enhance illegal Israeli settler supremacy over Palestinian land and dwellings, while the settlers' "concession" is meagre given that Israel owes its existence to the ethnic cleansing and forced displacement of the Palestinian people. Such a proposal merely delays the evictions.

The Palestinians have rejected the so-called compromise and Israel's Supreme........

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