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Legal Status and Treatment of Palestinians in Jerusalem

Legal Status and Treatment of Palestinians in Jerusalem

Following the June 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Israel's efforts at changing the facts on the ground to strengthen its control over East Jerusalem and reduce the number of Palestinians went beyond altering Jerusalem's municipal boundaries and had far-reaching effects on the legal status and rights of East Jerusalem's Palestinian population.  Different legislation and legal procedures were applied to confiscate Palestinian property, restrict Palestinian construction, and to set hurdles for Palestinian residency and family unification; meanwhile, infrastructure and development in East Jerusalem saw little Israeli investment.  
This bulletin demonstrates how the principle of equality before the law - a well-established principle in civil legal systems - is absent in Jerusalem (and the Occupied Palestinian Territory at large), where Israel systematically implements the law in a discriminatory way against its own residents.
    • Pamphlet: 16 pages
    • Publisher: PASSIA, February 2016
    • Language: English
    [Source: PASSIA, Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs]

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