Sanders, Warren, AOC slam Israel over ‘inhumane’ pending evictions in Sheikh Jarrah

Several prominent progressive US lawmakers condemn Israel over the pending evictions of several Palestinian families in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, whose homes are claimed by nationalist Jews as part of a long-running legal battle.

“The United States must speak out strongly against the violence by government-allied Israeli extremists in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and make clear that the evictions of Palestinian families must not go forward,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders writes in a tweet, seemingly referring to far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, denounces the evictions as “abhorrent and unacceptable.”

“The Administration should make clear to the Israeli government that these evictions are illegal and must stop immediately,” she says.

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also slams Israel over the “inhumane” evictions, tweeting: “Israeli forces are forcing families from their homes during Ramadan and inflicting violence.”

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