Is There Ethnic Cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah?

The dispute over the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah is a long-standing legal issue between the Jewish landowners and the Palestinian tenants, who have not paid rent in decades.


If the tenants were paying rent, they would be classified as “protected” tenants and the landlords would be legally barred from making drastic changes that would see the residents evicted.


In May 2021, the parties involved resumed a lengthy court battle, and political opportunists obscured historical evidence to turn the situation into a racial issue.
On multiple occasions, the courts have asked the tenants and landowners to negotiate and come to an agreement.