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Today: Sep 19, 2017

Rumors Regarding Palestinian Jerusalemites' Increased Demand on Israeli Citizenship Denied

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The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER) denied yesterday what has been reported by the Israeli mass media that thousands of Palestinian Jerusalemites have recently applied for Israeli citizenship, especially after Israeli officials expressed support of Israel's withdrawal from some East Jerusalem's neighborhoods.

JCSER noted that the reason for promoting this news came to weaken the position of the Palestinian National Authority and to have a negative impact on the morals of the Palestinian negotiator, who emphasizes the importance of Jerusalem and its residents in the final status negotiations.

The Center clarified that the Israeli citizenship is not granted to any Palestinian easily, and that the residents of East Jerusalem already suffer from harassments, aiming at confiscating their Jerusalem ID cards and delaying family reunification applications.

Israeli mass media reported that in order for the resident of East Jerusalem to obtain an Israeli citizenship, he / she should fulfill a number of conditions, including:

Should have lived in Jerusalem for three years at least;

Should have no criminal and security record;

Should have conducted a reading and writing test in Hebrew;

Should have conducted a short interview including some questions on the place of residence, the situation

of work, and whether he / she were abroad.

The Center confirmed that the Israeli citizenship does not grant Palestinian citizens privileges as mentioned by the mass media. Palestinian citizens are treated differently from Jewish citizens, especially at crossing borders and airport, and are not granted building permits and unlicensed houses are demolished.