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Mahmoud Salhiya’s fight to save his family home

“When they ask, do you want to set yourself on fire? Of course I do, we face death everyday anyway.”

Mahmoud Salhiya’s plight to save his family’s home from Israeli demolition gained worldwide attention after he climbed on to the roof of his house and threatened to set his home alight.

The Salhiya family in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied East Jerusalem, have faced an eviction order from Israeli authorities since 2017