In 2017 Jewish Israelis were evicted from Amona, a small outpost on a hill in the West Bank. In 2014, the Israeli High Court of Justice had ruled that it was illegally constructed on privately owned Palestinian land in 1996. In both cases the evictions are about the removal of squatters. In Amona, people were squatting on private land. In Sheikh Jarrah, people are living in a property without paying rent and are therefore squatting. This is neither a complicated issue, nor a race or ethnicity issue.