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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 vacant residential building in Bir 'Onah, Beit Jala

On the morning of Tuesday, 2 April 2019, at about 8:00 A.M., Jerusalem Municipality personnel came with a bulldozer and a Border Police escort to the neighborhood of Bir ‘Onah, located in northeast Beit Jala, whose land had been annexed to Jerusalem…


Joint report with HaMoked, Center for the Defence of the Individual

The report reveals broad, systemic abuse by Israeli authorities of the human rights of hundreds of Palestinian teenagers arrested every year in East Jerusalem. Affidavits were…

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