On Forcing Palestinians Out of East Jerusalem

Electronic Intifada:

“The closure of these and other Palestinian institutions are part of a broader policy through which the Israeli authorities seek to stifle Palestinian development in Jerusalem and increase the strength of Israel’s occupation over East Jerusalem,” explained Shtayyeh. “These closures relate to the overarching policy that includes violations of housing rights, revocation of residency, and ultimately results in the forced displacement of Palestinians from Jerusalem.”

In addition to simply expanding illegal settlements in East Jerusalem, the Israeli government is ousting peaceful civil society institutions, apparently as part of a “Judiazation project in occupied Jerusalem,” as Rashad Shtayyeh, the activities coordinator at the Civic Coalition to Defend Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem told Electronic Intifada.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), submitted a report in September to three of the UN’s Special Rapporteurs claiming that Israel’s actions in East Jerusalem violate international law, may constitute a war crime, and asked for an investigation into these practices. It says Israel is “forcing the migration process on the basis of ethnicity – which violates international law, and is possibly a war crime.”

13 thoughts on “On Forcing Palestinians Out of East Jerusalem”

  1. The time for Arab agitation in Jerusalem is over. It is the Jewish Capital and one city. No one cares about your "violates international law, and is possibly a war crime.” Jewkilling is a war crime. Here is the truth: not one inch to Jewkillers…ever.


    "The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river. The Palestinians can run their lives freely in the framework of self-rule, but not as an independent and sovereign state. Thus, for example, in matters of foreign affairs, security, immigration and ecology, their activity shall be limited in accordance with imperatives of Israel's existence, security and national needs." (from the charter of Netayahu’s Likud party)

  3. Israel needs to get bolder and cleanse Judea and Samaria of ALL Palestinians. Just march them all into Lebanon at gunpoint during the next war. And if Egypt becomes an enemy again, everyone in Gaza should be marched into the Sinai.

    1. I think your plans works wonderfully to the strengths of the IDF as it involves pushing around people who are extremely overmatched and avoids the embarrassment of actually having to go against a group that is armed enough to actually fight back. I appreciate that you understand the almost comic limitations of those IDF nancies and that you have selected a task where no American troops will have to do the fighting for those sadists.

  4. To those of you who think Israel is doing the right thing, why don't you think the USA should give up Hawaii? There are Native Hawaiians that want independence from the USA.

    1. What you say about Hawaii is true, but we didn´t commit ethnic cleansing as Israel is doing in Palestine. Actually, Israel seems to be following exactly what we did to the American Indians, ethnic cleansing at its finest.

      We all know that Israel has no intention of permitting Palestinians to have independence of any kind. So, just what is Israel´s "final solution" to their Palestine problem? What will they do with those people? Will the Holocaust victims become Holocaust perpetrators?

  5. Israel = Racism + Apartheid + International Criminal + State backed Terrorists + Thieves + Murderers
    US/UK/Canada/Australia = Complicit in all of the above
    UN = Powerless Patsy bowing to the will of US/UK/Isreal
    Palestinians = Freedom Fighters + Oppressed & Illegally Occupied + Christians & Muslims
    World economy in the toilet due to thieving Zionist Israelis such as Madoff + Chertoff + Corzine (IMF Global) + Greenspan + Bernanke + Rothschilds + Strauss Kahn + Soros + Silverstein (owner of Trade Centers on 9/11)
    Israel and the Zionists…With friends like these, who needs terrorists?

  6. Zionism is racism, pure and simple. Israel has no peace plan and no intention to conform to any legal norms. Its very existence in Palestine is hardly legally or morally tenable. You do not evict people from their ancestral homes on the mythical claims of ownership granted by some partisan deity! If the horrors of Holocaust had been perpetrated on Jews, why shouldn't the perpetrators be made to pay. Why should a people who had no role in the crimes be forced out of their homes to atone for the West's guilt? You have to be truly blind or bigoted or both to even think otherwise.

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