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Supreme Court floats compromise on Sheikh Jarrah: Palestinians will remain for 15 years

Protesters demonstrate in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on July 30, 2021. The sign reads, 'Our neighbors are in danger!' (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)
Protesters demonstrate in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on July 30, 2021. The sign reads, 'Our neighbors are in danger!' (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

The Supreme Court has offered a compromise on the ownership battle between Palestinians and a pro-settler group in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, the Ynet news site reports.

According to the reported proposal, the Palestinian families will be regarded as protected residents for 15 years or until another arrangement is reached. During that time, they will pay rent to the “Nahalat Shimon” organization that purchased the land. The group will promise not to evict them during that time.

The potential eviction has sparked Palestinian and international outrage.

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