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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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Israel continues forcing East Jerusalem residents to demolish their own homes, September 2020

Between 2019 and 2020, the incidence of East Jerusalem Palestinians demolishing their own homes, after building them without permits, increased significantly. The residents chose to do so to avoid paying thousands of dollars the city would have…
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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…