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Jerusalem Clashes a Warning Sign for Israel's Arab Parties

Jack Khoury
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Jack Khoury

The intensifying protests in Jerusalem, whether at the Al-Aqsa Mosque or in Sheikh Jarrah, isn't just another fleeting event. Nor is it a passing fancy on the part of young Palestinians pushing to riot and to disturb the peace over a property dispute, as the police portray it.

Regardless of the legal proceedings or the bureaucracy surrounding the ownership of the East Jerusalem homes, Palestinians see it as a classic case of Palestinian families being evicted from their homes. At no point do they accept the Israeli narrative, according to which Jewish settlers have rights to and ownership of the land.

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