Israeli Police In Standoff With Palestinians Over Jerusalem Eviction

By i24
Posted on 01/17/22 | News Source: i24

'The sad thing is this is the municipality itself doing this, it's not some right-wing settlers'

Police authorities were in a standoff Monday with a Palestinian man who carried a gas canister onto the roof of his home in Jerusalem as his family faced eviction.

Israeli media reported that Mohammed Salhiya threatened to set himself on fire if the eviction order from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem was carried out. 

Salhiya, whose family has faced an eviction threat since 2017, was on the roof of his home with a large gas canister, Israeli police and an AFP journalist said.