14 December 2009
On Monday 14 December 2009 at 10am, heavily armed Israeli police came to the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem and demolished the Gawi family tent for the fifth time in two months. As the winter rain started to fall, the Gawi family members found themselves once again on the street without shelter.
The Palestinian family’s possessions were confiscated and removed in police pick-up trucks. The Gawi family has lived in a tent for over four months now, since 2 August 2009 when the 37 extended family members were forcefully evicted from their 7-appartment home in Sheikh Jarrah, now occupied by Jewish settlers.