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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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Arbitrary and violent: Israeli police conduct in East Jerusalem

On 10 January 2019, at about 2:00 P.M., three Israeli police officers in plain clothes came to the Al-Aqsa Medical Center in the Jabal al-Mukabber neighborhood of East Jerusalem. They spoke with the director, Dr. Dauod Hussein, and demanded that he…

Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

The report surveys the broad spectrum of issues regarding the Israeli authorities' human rights record in the West Bank and Gaza Strip over the past year, the 44th year of the Israeli occupation. An interactive version of the report is available…

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