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Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years

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Israeli police have evicted a Palestinian family from their home of more than 50 years in occupied East Jerusalem, a move denounced by rights groups as part of a wider attempt by pro-settlement groups to “Israelise Palestinian neighbourhoods”.

The members of the Shamasneh family were evacuated early on Tuesday morning after fighting several court battles to keep the house – but Israel’s Supreme Court decided that Israeli claimants were the legal occupants.

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