Hebrew U. students protest in Sheikh Jarrah


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hundreds of Hebrew University students marched from their Mount Scopus campus to the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah to protest the eviction of Arab families.

At Wednesday’s protest, called "The Occupation is Here … Three Minutes From Mt. Scopus," the students were joined by dozens of university professors. They chanted slogans such as "We won’t sit in class while rights are being trampled" and "We won’t learn civil rights with racism in Sheikh Jarrah," according to Ynet.

The neighborhood has seen weekly protests since two extended Palestinian families were evicted from their homes last August and Jewish settlers moved in to the homes, which an Israeli court ruled were Jewish-owned.

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