Settlers, with the protection of police, invaded a building in the Old City.Early Thursday morning settlers and police stormed a building in the Old City of East Jerusalem and evicted three families from their apartments.

A spokesperson for the police said that the Jewish settlers had documents claiming that they owned the properties and that there was no altercation as the evictions occurred.

Only after the settlers occupied the residences in the building did the police ask to see the documents allegedly proving ownership. They will look over the documents in an attempt to verify their legitimacy.

Fifty persons were evicted in the action. A Palestinian official in the city fears that the settlers could forcibly occupy the entire structure of eleven apartments for a yeshiva, as it was a school before 1967.