The Israeli Supreme Court was accused this week of facilitating a cleansing of Palestinians in Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem, following a decision to reject an appeal brought by residents threatened with eviction.
According to Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem, the court decision was written without addressing the context whatsoever, including the role of the settler organization dedicated to driv[ing] Palestinians out of their homes, and as though the Court was not sanctioning the broadest move to dispossess Palestinians since 1967.
Israeli NGO Ir Amim, meanwhile, said the court ruling � as well as other developments � threaten to pave the way for expedited settler takeovers in the most highly contested part of Jerusalem. Taken as a whole, these legal and political steps could have disastrous results for Palestinians living in the radical settler hotbeds of Batan Al-Hawa, Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah.
Source: Palestine Chronicle