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JCSER Reports on the Charges of Israeli Annulment of PLC Members' Residency Rights in Jerusalem & its Implications on the Palestinian Jerusalemites Population

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JCSER strongly condemned the Israeli government's recent decision to annul the residency right of three Jerusalemite PLC members, regarding such measure as political and violates Israeli and international law. This decision has significant and precarious implications not only on the targeted PLC members, but also on thousands of Palestinian Jerusalemites who will be affected by such measure in the future following an armed attack.


The Center warns of this decision as a significant acceleration of an Israeli political preface, mass Palestinian population transfer, which started early 1990s leading to annulment of the residency rights of more than 20,000 Palestinian Jerusalemites using various pretext. Pretexts include living outside the municipal borders of Jerusalem (namely in the suburbs in close proximity to the Holy City which are classified as West Bank areas, or living outside the country for education purposes for periods over seven years, or for obtaining another nationality, as with American citizens of Palestinian Jerusalemite origin.

The gravity of the Israeli new decision coincides with the completion of the 'Apartheid Wall' around Jerusalem and Israel's intention of separating entire Palestinian neighborhoods from Jerusalem. As a result, thousands of Palestinian Jerusalemites will be threatened to lose their residency rights. According to current estimates, some 200,000 Palestinian Jerusalemites will lose their residency, social, economic & humanitarian rights with the construction of the Apartheid Wall.

According to JCSER's predictions, the new Israeli government's decision will have an immediate affect on approximately 10,000 Palestinian Jerusalemites who are presently working in different Palestinian National Authority (PNA) institutions, because the Israeli government has labeled the PNA as an enemy to the state of Israel and a terrorist entity. Therefore, each PNA employee will be considered as a threat to the state of Israel and the Israeli government will pursue the annulment of his or her Jerusalem residency right. The Israeli government's decision to annul the residency right of PNA affiliates is a clear violation of the Oslo Agreements as well as international law.

Over the years of occupation, the Israeli government has been in search of pretexts to expel Palestinians from East Jerusalem and to Judaise Occupied East Jerusalem. The Israeli plan includes building 17 Jewish settlements to encircle Jerusalem's Old City from the east and to ensure large Jewish population majority in the occupied city and to create a Jewish only holy basin. That includes the neighborhoods of Silwan, Abu Toor, Al Toor (Mount of Olives), Wadi Al Jouz, Sheikh Jarrah as well as the Old City, said JCSER's Director General.