Arabs don’t pay rent, get kicked out. “Ethnic cleansing” screams al Jazeera

The headlines from Sheikh Jarrah almost all ignore the basic facts of the issue: The buildings in question are owned by Jews and the Arab residents have refused to pay rent – even though they had agreed in a 1982 court case.

Israel-haters, however, are calling evicting a few dozen illegal squatters “ethnic cleansing.”

Ethnic cleansing? The properties in dispute are only a small percentage of the area of Sheikh Jarrah. 

Check it out, here.

Al Jizzeera has a fit:

An injured Palestinian is evacuated following clashes after Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday [Ammar Awad/Reuters]