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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 apartment awaiting inhabitants in ‘Esawiyah, East Jerusalem

This morning, 17 Dec. 2019, at around 8:00 A.M., Jerusalem Municipality personnel came with Border Police officers and two bulldozers to the neighborhood of al-‘Esawiyah in East Jerusalem. The force demolished an apartment that was awaiting…

He looked for justice, but behold, oppression

This publication is comprised of four analyses of the Supreme Court rulings that B’Tselem published on its website throughout 2019, on a range of issues: house demolitions, the rights of persons in interrogation, prisoners and their families, and…