Israeli police in standoff with Palestinians over Sheikh Jarrah eviction

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Man has reportedly threatened to set himself on fire if removal order in Jerusalem district is carried out

Israeli police are in a standoff with a Palestinian man who carried a gas canister on to the roof of his home in a Jerusalem flashpoint district as his family faced eviction.

Israeli media reported that Mohammed Salhiya had threatened to set himself on fire if the eviction order from the Sheikh Jarrah area of Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem was carried out.

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