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.
Al Jizzeera has a fit:
At least 178 Palestinian protesters injured, 88 hospitalised after Israeli police dispersal in Jerusalem.