Israeli police evict Palestinian family from Sheikh Jarrah home

Authorities demolish house in East Jerusalem neighbourhood in early morning raid after standoff

Israeli police have evicted a Palestinian family from their home in the flashpoint East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, demolishing the dwelling in a case that has drawn international attention.

The police raid on Wednesday was launched two days after a member of the Salhiya family took to the roof of the house, threatening to blow it up with gas canisters if they were forced out.

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