Pax Christi International calls on UN to Oppose Sheikh Jarrah & Silwan Evictions

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Pax Christi International urges the United Nations Security Council to oppose the impending home evictions by Israel in the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan.

Please click here for a PDF version of the letter.

We ask that you share this letter widely within your networks.

Pax Christi International has also joined as a signatory to this letter from the Al-Haq and the Center for Constitutional Rights. Please click here for a PDF version of this message.

Pax Christi International has sent an urgent letter to the members of the UN Security Council to immediately oppose Israel’s impending plans to forcibly evict Palestinians from their homes in East Jerusalem.

These families, expulsed from their land during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, were resettled in the East Jerusalem neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. They are now threatened to lose their homes once again. Under international law, East Jerusalem was illegally annexed in 1967 by Israel and is considered by the international community as occupied territory.

The first of these eviction orders are to be executed on 2 May 2021 leaving numerous persons, many of whom are old or children, homeless during a global pandemic. Any hope for a just and sustainable peace is slowly being chipped away by such attempts to create facts on the ground. We urge you to raise your voice and demand that eviction and demolition of Palestinian homes stop now.