Scottish outlet imagines Sheikh Jarrah evictions

An op-ed in the March 15th print and online editions of Scotland’s Evening Express (“Please can we make the current compassion we feel permanent?”, by Astrid Lucia) included the following

I couldn’t help but think back to being here in Aberdeen in May 2021, while the Israeli state forcibly evicted Palestinian families from their homes in Sheik Jarrah.

In fact, the Palestinian families at the center of the legal dispute in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem were NOT evicted.  They faced the possibility of eviction which – till this very day – has not been carried out.  In fact, Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled on March 1st this year that the four Palestinian families in question will not be evicted until the Justice Ministry settles their ownership claims to the property – a process that reportedly may take years.

To learn more about the greatly misunderstood Sheikh Jarrah issue, please read this in-depth CAMERA backgrounder.

We complained to the Evening Express editors, per the accuracy clause of the Editors’ Code, asking for a correction.
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  1. says: Neil C

    Scotland’s Evening Express is well know for its fake news and false reporting of events that have never taken place. It is their own form of Jew hatred, they are basically a bunch of racist hypocrites who have taken over a worthless rag to express their own version of freedom of expression.

    1. says: Richard Turnbull

      Good to know! And apparently this set of rent and tenancy disputes going back decades will be misconstrued and/or simply serve as the basis of reckless or intentional distortions until it is resolved one way or another, and after!

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