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The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, Reignited

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In the past few days, the deadliest violence in years has erupted between Israel and the Palestinians. Hundreds of missiles are streaking back and forth between Gaza and cities across Israel, and there have been shocking scenes of mob violence on the streets.
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May 13th? Mm hmm. Mhm is, but I know there may not be a simple answer to this question, but what was the trigger for this eruption of violence in Jerusalem over the past few weeks? Well, one of the triggers for sure is actually a case of six Palestinian families who are facing a looming eviction by jewish landlords from their houses that they've been living in since the 19 fifties. In a very small, quiet, leafy neighborhood of East Jerusalem, not far from the old city, the neighbourhood of Sheikh jarrah. The tension has been growing for weeks. Several Palestinian families face eviction from their homes and we are in the right, we are still resisting. We are staying here even if they don't want us. This is a case that's been bubbling on for years and years. We don't understand why. Arabs I don't want any problems, but this land is jewish and belongs to us. We don't believe anyone, not the courts or anyone else. The Israeli government has cast it as a a small private real estate dispute, but it's far from that. So you're talking about families who were displaced and made refugees during 1948. The war surrounding the creation of Israel and they lost their homes in what became Israel and they moved to that area of East Jerusalem when the jordanians were in control. And the Jordanian government actually offered them an option in conjunction with the United Nations refugee agency. At the time, they said, we'll build some houses in this neighborhood, a few dozen houses and you can come live in them and we will register them for you, and in return, you should give up your refugee status and the families actually agreed to that and moved into the houses. But at the end of the day, somehow, the Jordanian government never actually finally registered them in their names. So then in 1967 the Middle East War breaks out and Jordan loses control of the land of East Jerusalem, and Israel takes control of it. Israel after the 67 war annex that territory, but that move was never internationally recognized and most of the world still considers it occupied territory. And although there was an agreement between the jordanians and these Palestinian families over these homes, the land they sit on now gets to be controlled by Israel on top of that. Although this is now a Palestinian populated area, predominantly, the land was bought by a jewish trust in the 19th century, and then in the meantime religious Trust have sold the rights to a real estate agency. People who want to move jews back into that neighborhood and there is nothing more in the Palestinian mindset, nothing more upsetting than the refugee issue, so it just become much bigger proportions. You know, it's not just about renting or an eviction order or a few houses, it suddenly becomes a national issue. So this is pretty complicated. But to summarize these refugee Palestinian families were given these homes in the 19 fifties and told that it would be their home for good, but that didn't happen. It's still the case that legally these homes belonged to jewish landlords. And now those jewish landlords are saying to these Palestinian families, we want you out, and in part they want them out because they want jewish people to control these properties in East Jerusalem. That's correct, and they're able to do that based on a 19 seventies law which allows jewish property owners to reclaim property in the east side of the city. But you know, then on the other side, the Palestinians do not have the same recourse to reclaim properties they left on the west side of the city or elsewhere in Israel. So this has created a huge