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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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Jerusalem municipality demolishes home, livestock pen and hairdresser salon, East J-m, 21 Feb. 2018

On 21 Feb. 2018, at around 7:00 A.M., Jerusalem Municipality officials from the Jerusalem municipality arrived came with a Border Police escort and bulldozer to at the neighborhood of Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem and demolished a barber…

Reality check

The occupation is 49 years old. That’s 17,898 days. International law defines occupation as a temporary situation, but after nearly 50 years the reality in the West Bank and Gaza can no longer be considered temporary. It is unreasonable to keep…

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