Tagged: East Jerusalem

Heavy police raids leave east Jerusalem neighborhood on edge News & Analysis
Joseph Krauss, AP

Heavy police raids leave east Jerusalem neighborhood on edge

In occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli police raids on Palestinian neighborhoods have become so bad that Palestinians fear leaving their homes. "...I'’m not just afraid they’ll be arrested, I’m afraid they’ll lose an eye or get shot in the head.”

on March 9, 2020
Quick Facts: Jerusalem Fact Sheets

Quick Facts: Jerusalem

Since Israel’s establishment in 1948, the United Nations and international community have not recognized the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent peace agreement in the region.

on May 4, 2018
Israel Forces Shoot Palestinian Child in the Head in East Jerusalem News Roundup
Middle East Monitor

Israel Forces Shoot Palestinian Child in the Head in East Jerusalem

Israeli occupation forces shot and wounded an 11-year-old Palestinian boy during a raid of Shuafat refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem yesterday evening. The child was shot in the forehead with a rubber-coated metal bullet and evacuated to hospital.

on October 3, 2017
Expert Q&A: On the Current Crisis in Jerusalem Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Current Crisis in Jerusalem

Political analyst Diana Buttu provides insight on the ongoing protests by Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem provoked by increased restrictions imposed on Muslims who want to worship at the Noble Sanctuary mosque complex, the third holiest site in Islam, by Israel's occupying army.

on July 27, 2017
The Legal Status of Jerusalem Fact Sheets
IMEU

The Legal Status of Jerusalem

Under international law, East Jerusalem (including the Old City and its holy sites) are not legally part of Israel. Since Israel's establishment in 1948, the US and international community have refused to recognize the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent Arab-Israeli peace agreement.

on May 17, 2017
Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out News Roundup
Sam Bahour, Haaretz

Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out

When Israel’s founding fathers removed by force the native Palestinian Arab population living where they intended to establish their state, they murdered or displaced more than 80% of that population. This act of ethnic cleansing — to borrow one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly found phrases  — was given a name in Arabic: the Nakba, or catastrophe.

on September 26, 2016
Kirresh Family Eviction Videos
IMEU

Kirresh Family Eviction

Today, the Israeli Police forcibly evicted the Kirresh family, a family of eight including two children, from their home in the Old City of Occupied East Jerusalem, and transferred the property to an Israeli settler organization. The Kirresh family has been living on this property since the 1930s.

on September 15, 2016
Israeli Government Projects ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ on Palestinians Op-Eds & Analysis
Jonathan Ofir, Mondoweiss

Israeli Government Projects ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ on Palestinians

On his official Facebook page yesterday, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu posted a speech in English. The concept here is so novel, that the text merits full presentation: “I’m sure many of you have heard the claim that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, the West Bank, are an obstacle to peace..."

on September 14, 2016
Israel Demolishes Homes in East Jerusalem Neighborhoods of Silwan, Sur Bahir News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Israel Demolishes Homes in East Jerusalem Neighborhoods of Silwan, Sur Bahir

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- Israeli authorities tore down three houses -- two of which were under construction -- and two fences in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, leaving at least five Palestinians homeless. Bulldozers heavily escorted...

on August 30, 2016
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