Officials in Turkey traced the documents the lawyers requested and provided affidavits that the settlers' land claims were forged. The search of the Ottoman archives, Mr Abu Ahmad said, had failed to locate any title deeds belonging to a Jewish group for the land in Sheikh Jarrah.The settlers who wish to build apartments on the land, claim that it was bought by Sephardi Jews in the nineteenth century. Let's see what happens now. Mrs Kurd (63) who is living in a tent on wasteland near her former home (a tent which, incidentally has been torn down six times) to protest the evictions, will never get back her husband, who was chronically ill, and died shortly after eviction. 500 residents face eviction and demolition of their homes in the Sheik Jarrah area, which is close to the old city and Palestinian (and Jewish) holy places. The U.S., unusually, has protested the proposed evictions (and I guess, actual, if we take the case of Mrs. Kurd).
*Note: April 1, useful information: A layman's guide to home demolitions in East Jerusalem