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Israeli settlers’ aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle | Global Voices

Screenshots from Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah resident Mona ElKurd’s Instagram video of her encounter with an Israeli settler who tells her: “If I don’t steal your house, someone else will steal it.” As a result of the video, ElKurd has become an icon of the struggle between the Palestinian residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood and the Israeli settlers who have been authorized by law to evict them from their homes.

“If I don’t steal your house, someone else will.”

This is how an Israeli settler called “Yakob” responded to the Jerusalemite journalist Muna ElKurd when she asked him to leave the garden of her home in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

The video of the exchange Kurd posted on her Instagram page was shared on many news pages and sites, going viral and becoming iconic of the oppression her family—and the neighborhood—currently faces.

Read the rest and see the iconic screenshots on Global Voices here: Israeli settlers’ aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle · Global Voices

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