Threatened Eviction of Refugee Family in East Jerusalem

15 August 2017

Statement by Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson

UNRWA is concerned about the humanitarian impact of the threatened eviction of the Shamasneh family from their home in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. We appeal to the Israeli authorities to reconsider their decision. 

The members of the Shamasneh family are long-standing Palestine refugee residents in East Jerusalem, which is occupied territory and affected by continued settlement expansion contrary to international law. It is a matter of deep concern that Palestine refugees who have already endured multiple displacements should be subject to the humiliation of the kind inflicted by forced evictions.

For more information, please contact:

Sami Mshasha
Director of Communications, Arabic Language Spokesperson
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+972 (0)54 216 8295
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