Israel demolishes tent set up by family evicted from e. Jerusalem home

For the third time in the last month, Jerusalem municipal bulldozers on Tuesday demolished a tent set up by an Arab family in east Jerusalem who were evicted from their home by court order, the city said. The illicit tent established in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarah was built by the Al-Kurd family on public land and was taken down after the family ignored a city order to vacate the site and dismantle the tent, Jerusalem municipality spokesman Gidi Schmerling said. Last month, Jerusalem police evicted the family from their home after the Supreme Court found that a Jewish family was the rightful owner of the land on which the house was built. In what is becoming a public game of cat and mouse, the family is now planning to set up their protest tent in a swanky neighborhood of West Jerusalem.