Take Action: Tell Congress to Stop Evictions of Palestinians in Jerusalem!
We need to act and stop the eviction of fifteen Palestinian families from their homes.
Fifteen Palestinian families in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood are at risk of being evicted from their homes as part of an “alarming pattern to change the demography of the city,” according to a recent report by the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner.
If the evictions go forward as planned, these families will have nowhere to go.
Demolitions and seizures of Palestinian structures in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, have intensified in recent months. The UN reported that since December, “325 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or seized by Israeli authorities or demolished by their owners to avoid heavy Israeli demolition fees. These actions resulted in the displacement of 465 people, including 253 children and 105 women.”
[View heartbreaking photos of evictions here.](www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/5/5/palestinians-arrested-at-protest-over-jerusalem-evictions?sf143258692=1)
The decades-old practice of Israeli demolition and seizure of Palestinian homes represents a flagrant violation of international law, specifically Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits the forcible transfer of protected populations by an occupying power.
Christians around the world are speaking out against Israel’s troubling plans for the forcible removal of these Sheikh Jarrah families, totaling 37 households of around 195 Palestinians.
Now we need to hear from you!