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Precedent: Section of Separation Barrier around Jerusalem Ruled Illegal - near Sheikh Sa'ed

The Tel-Aviv Magistrate's Court granted the appeal of residents of Sheikh sa'ed, in East Jerusalem , opposing the separation barrier, and cancelled the requisition orders that had been issued to build
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Playing with fire: Israel’s sweeping disregard for the wellbeing and security of East Jerusalem residents has led to four fatalities and dozens of injuries, and disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of residents

Following the killing of two policemen by three Israeli citizens in the Temple Mount compound (the al-Aqsa Mosque) on Friday, 14 July 2017, Israel blocked all the roads leading into Jerusalem’s Old Ci
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Israeli security forces endangered patients’ lives at al-Makassed hospital, East Jerusalem

B’Tselem’s investigation reveals that in their raid of the hospital, Israeli security forces hampered medical treatment, assaulted staff and intimidated patients. On Friday, 21 July 2017, at approxima
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Collective punishment in Jabal al-Mukabber: Jerusalem Municipality served some 40 demolition orders

Roadblock on al-Madares Street. Photo by Hussam ‘Abed, B’Tselem, 9 Jan. 2017 On Sunday 8 January 2017, 28-year-old Fadi al-Qunbar – a resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabber –
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B’Tselem survey maps “Judaization” of the neighborhood of Batan al-Hawa, East Jerusalem

Residents and police in the neighborhood of Batan al-Hawa. Photo by Hussam ‘Abed, B’Tselem, 29 Nov. 2016 B’Tselem has carried out a survey to map the processes underway in Batan al-Hawa , a neighborho
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The Ministry of the Interior threatens to expel Bedouin community living decades in Jerusalem area

Residential structures in Tal ‘Adasa before (June 2013) and after the demolitions (19 Aug. 2013). Photos: 'Amer Aruri, B'Tselem On 19 August 2013, the Ministry of the Interior demolished all six resid
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Israel demolished more Palestinian homes in West Bank in first half of 2016 than in all of 2015

In the first half of 2016, Israeli authorities demolished more homes in Palestinian communities in the West Bank than in the entire previous year. This information, compiled by B’Tselem, will be prese
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Demolition of attackers’ family homes – government policy of vengeance against innocents continues with High Court approval

Apt. of Mu’awiyah Abu al-Jamal, his wife and their three children, destroyed by security forces in the demolition of the unit previously occupied by Nadia Abu al-Jamal, Ghassan Abu al-Jamal’s widow. P
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In view of mounting violence, B’Tselem expresses its deep shock at contempt for human life and strongly condemns it; while individuals are responsible for their own particular actions, the government bears responsibility for the reality of the Occupation

Emergency personnel at site of this morning’s shooting attack on a bus. Photo by Ronen Zvulun, Reuters, 13 October 2015 The Occupation is now in its 49th year. Recent weeks have seen dozens of horrifi
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Allowing the use of live ammunition against stone-throwers in East Jerusalem will have lethal consequences

The government seems hell bent on using force, and nothing but force, in East Jerusalem According to media reports, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to aut