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Rights Violations in East Jerusalem

On the eve of the 50 th anniversary of the Israeli occupation and de facto annexation, Israeli settlers constitute 43-44% of East Jerusalem’s population. [1] More than ever before, occupied East Jerusalem has become shaped by Israeli settlement infrastructure, while the city’s Palestinian...
1) The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians for the Creation of Israeli West Jerusalem [1] In the period of British rule (1917 – 1948), Jerusalem Palestinians were citizens of Palestine under the law of the British Mandate. Jerusalem was composed of the Old City, adjacent Arab neighbourhoods and...
Due to the annexation, Palestinians in East Jerusalem came to be governed by domestic Israeli law rather than the regime of Israeli military orders governing Palestinians elsewhere in the OPT. Moreover, with the exception of one law that explains how certain Israeli laws are to be applied in East...
Equipped with the discriminatory system of laws (see "Israel's Domestic Legal and Policy Framework in Occupied East Jerusalem"), and guided by the doctrine of “demographic balance”, Israeli authorities have since 1967 systematically undermined a wide range of fundamental human rights of the...
Israel annexed occupied East Jerusalem with the declared aims of maintaining permanent control, and of transforming the character of the city from Arab-Palestinian to Jewish-Israeli. It adopted as policy objectives a Jewish majority of roughly 70% in (East and West) Jerusalem and the implantation...
This section provides general information about Jerusalem's economy, education, health care and the specific situation of youth in East Jerusalem.