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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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Israeli police fatally shoot Muhammad ‘Abeid, 21, in al-‘Esawiyah, East Jerusalem, without any justification; police harassment of local residents continues


Muhammad ‘Abeid. Photo courtesy of the familySince mid-June, the police have been staging daily law enforcement and collective punishment raids in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-’Esawiyah, ostensibly in response to stone throwing by local…
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Joint report with HaMoked, Center for the Defence of the Individual

The report reveals broad, systemic abuse by Israeli authorities of the human rights of hundreds of Palestinian teenagers arrested every year in East Jerusalem. Affidavits were…