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Sensing victory, Jerusalem 'shabab' turn Sheikh Jarrah into major crisis

The Palestinians have succeeded in turning the dispute over the ownership of a number of houses in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah into a major crisis that has now caught the attention of the United Nations, the European Union and the US administration, as well as several countries and local and foreign media organizations.

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Palestinians praised the removal of the barricades as a "big victory" and bragged about how the "shabab (youths) of Jerusalem" had forced Israel to capitulate and this perceived capitulation is seen as a sign of weakness that is further emboldening the "shabab."

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Some Palestinians also refer to Israel's failure to evacuate the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, located alongside the Jerusalem-Jericho highway, as yet another achievement in the arm-twisting battle with Israel.

by Oui on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 06:50:19 PM EST
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