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East Jerusalem

Immediately after occupying the area in 1967, Israel unlawfully annexed thousands of hectares in and around Jerusalem. Ever since, it has instituted policies designed to drive Palestinians out of the city and to create a demographic and geographic reality that would frustrate any challenge to Israeli sovereignty there. The policies, which disrupt every aspect of life, include isolating East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank and deliberate underdevelopment and underservicing that result in overcrowding, poverty and substandard infrastructure.


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August 2021: Jerusalem Municipality continues demolition rampage: 66 residents, including 39 minors, lost their homes in East Jerusalem

In August 2021,16 structures were demolished in East Jerusalem (including part of the village of al-Walajah annexed to the city’s municipal jurisdiction), some of which were under construction. Fourteen were residential buildings and 12 of those,…

A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea

The entire area Israel controls between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is governed by a single regime working to advance and perpetuate the supremacy of one group over another. By geographically, demographically and physically…