In secret doc, security services said to warn hearing on Sheikh Jarrah could inflame tensions

In a legal opinion submitted to the Supreme Court seeking, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit included a secret opinion from the National Security Council, Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet and Israel Police arguing against holding a hearing tomorrow on the pending evictions of several Palestinian families in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, the Walla news site reports.

Quoting two unnamed sources familiar with the contents of the document, the report says it warned that the hearing could further fuel tensions, amid rising violence in the neighborhood and on the nearby Temple Mount.

Mandelblit referred to the ex parte affidavit in the opinion he filed with the court.

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