Sheikh Jarrah families face a ‘push against the wall’ offer

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Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah facing eviction from their homes say they have not yet made a decision on whether to accept an offer by an Israeli court on Monday. The deal, which expires on 2 November, would see the families treated as “protected” tenants but would have to pay rent to the Israeli “Nahalat Shimon” settler organisation, which the court would consider as the owner of the Palestinian homes. Tensions erupted in Sheikh Jarrah, Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, in May after the settler group attempted to have the Palestinian families there evicted from their homes. Hashem Salay…

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