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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 3-story high residential building, Shu’fat Refugee Camp, East Jerusalem

At about 8:30 A.M. on the morning of Wednesday, 7 November 2018, Jerusalem Municipality personnel came with two bulldozers and a special Israel Police forces escort to the neighborhood of Ras Shihadeh in Shu’fat Refugee Camp, East Jerusalem. They…

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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