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Today: Aug 20, 2017

JCESR: more than 20,000 Palestinians married to Jerusalemites threatened with massive transfer

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JCSER warned of consequences of the Israeli decision to deport relatives of martyr Mir'i Ahmad Mahmoud al-Radaydeh's from their current area of residency in Ashqariyeh neighborhood in Beit Haninah, north Jerusalem, on claims of their illegal residency.

Al-Radaydeh was shot dead by an Israeli civilian after he attacked with his bulldozer a police car near a mall in Malha on July 22, 2008. Following his elimination, Israeli occupation authorities conducted an imperative deportation policy against his parents, brothers and cousins from their homes in Ashqariyeh. They were ordered to leave behind their properties in the area where they used to live since 1973.

Among the deportees: al-Radaydeh fater; his brothers Ali with five children; Ayyoub, two children; Younis, two children; Mahmoud, one child; Yihya, three children; Muhammad, five children and Bilal. The deportation included al-Radaydeh uncles and their sons: Amin, six children; Yousef, five children; Ismail, one child and Ibrahim.

JCESR sees the Israeli measure as a blatant violation of the right to housing, a form of collective punishment that affects women and children and depriving them from living a normal life. The center added, the Israeli measure will leave severe psychological, economic and social ramifications on members of the family particularly the children who lost security, stability and were denied of the freedom of movement and permanent residency in Jerusalem.

Director of the center, Ziad al-Hammouri maintained that the Israeli act against al-Radaydeh family is part of the measures against more than 20,000 Palestinians from West Bank who are married to Jerusalemites and whom Israel considers their residency within the borders of Jerusalem Municipality as illegal, despite the fact that many of them hold residency permits within the framework of family unification.

He pointed out to a statement issued by the Israeli ministry of interior addressing Palestinians from West Bank who are illegally continue to reside in Jerusalem since December 31, 1987, demanding them to apply for residency permits, in accordance with the Israeli court decision no. 2492 which was ratified on October 28, 2007.

JCESR has warned of that statement which enabled the Israeli ministry of interior to gather detailed information about many of West Bank citizens who reside within the borders of Jerusalem Municipality. Hammouri added that the Palestinians who provided the ministry with information thought it will accelerate the process of family unifications. However, the Israeli used it as an evidence to convict them. He warned that many spouses might lose their residency rights in case their fail to prove their center of life in the city, a fact that looming with the ghost of displacement and transfer.

JCESR's Research and Documentation Unit accused Israeli authorities of implementing a policy of ethnic cleansing against massive numbers of Palestinians at a time Israelis are enabled to move to live and reside in Palestinian occupied territories, which violates international law that forbids the transfer of occupier citizens to occupied lands.