Israel AG asks top court to defer hearing on Sheikh Jarrah evictions

by Reuters
Sunday, 9 May 2021 12:21 GMT

JERUSALEM, May 9 (Reuters) - Israel's attorney-general asked the Supreme Court on Sunday to postpone a hearing on planned evictions of Palestinians from homes in a flashpoint East Jerusalem neighbourhood, a Justice Ministry spokesman said.

The session had been scheduled for Monday amid mounting violence and international concern over the evictions issue in the contested city. Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit asked the court for a deferral of at least two weeks so he might weigh taking part in the case, the spokesman said. (Writing by Dan Williams Editing by Jeffrey Heller)

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