Documenting Home Demolition in Sheikh Jarrah

20 January 2022

Early Wednesday morning, hundreds of police officers surrounded the Salhiya family home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem. They entered and arrested two dozen family members, expelled the rest, and proceeded to demolish the home. On a rainy night with near-freezing temperatures, the demolition left the Salhiya family homeless.

A number of NIF grantees have been active in opposing harmful government actions in East Jerusalem. Ir Amim has been at the forefront in advocating for an end to a broad swath of unjust policies in East Jerusalem. Ir Amim, along with other organizations and activists, were at the Salhiya home in the early hours of Wednesday morning documenting the disgraceful demolition. Yesterday, a group of organizations including Peace Now and other NIF grantees like Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together) and Breaking the Silence organized protests outside the homes of government leaders responsible for the demolitions.

NIF’s grantees will continue this crucial work to build a just and equitable Jerusalem for all its residents.