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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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7.9.20 -8.9.20: A home, a building story and five businesses – two days of self-demolition in East Jerusalem

On Monday, 7 September 2020, a family of six from the neighborhood of a-Thawri (including four minors) was forced to demolish its own home.  
In the Old City neighborhood of Bab al-Ghawanmeh, a family of 10 (including a minor) was forced to demolish…

This is Jerusalem

The report describes life in the Palestinian neighborhood of al-‘Esawiyah 53 years after East Jerusalem was annexed to Israel. Over the past year, al-‘Esawiyah has become a flashpoint due to a police operation designed primarily to harass residents…