People Protesting In East Jerusalem over the eviction of Palestinian Family.

Protests erupted in the Sheikh Jarrad neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Monday as Israeli authorities moved to evict a Palestinian family from their home, Israeli police reported.

Police said a group of young people had barricaded themselves inside the house with flammable material and a gas bottle as mediators sought to calm the situation.

Palestinian media reported that the family’s father had threatened to set himself and the house alight.

Disputes over the homes of seven Palestinian families led last year to conflict in the neighborhood where Jewish groups have staked claims to ownership.

The case is currently before Israel’s Supreme Court.

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