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JCSER Warns of New Trends by the WJM & NII With Regard to Funding Institutions and Appointing Investigation Teams in Jerusalem & the West Bank Areas

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JCSER's legal unit warned of new trends by the West Jerusalem Municipality (WJM) and the National Insurance Institute (NII), aiming at controlling the remaining Palestinian Jerusalemite institutions, and tracking hundreds of Palestinian families living outside the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem, as a preliminary step to withdraw their social and economic rights and, thus denying their residency rights in Jerusalem.

The legal unit noted that the WJM has recently published announcements in some newspapers, calling on community institutions concerned with individuals' rights in East Jerusalem to apply for one of its departments to obtain funding for their activities, after fulfilling administrative and financial conditions pertaining to the legality of their work.

The Center's Director General,warned of the municipality's new trend that may hide Israeli attempts to take control of the remaining institutions or form institutions affiliated with the municipality parallel to existing Palestinian institutions concerned with defending the rights of Palestinian Jerusalemites.

He called on the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to support the existing Palestinian institutions, noting that a large number of these institutions suffer from a financial crisis and restrictions imposed on their activities, thus threatening their closure.

In this context, Mr. Hammuori recalled the closure of the Orient House 'Beit As-Sharq' and dozens of Palestinian institutions in East Jerusalem several years ago.

With regard to the NII's new trends, the legal unit noted, 'What is remarkable about the trend is that the NII announced for the first time its need for investigators to work in East Jerusalem and in 'B' & 'C' areas in the West Bank for the purpose of tracking of hundreds of Jerusalemite families living outside the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem and in the West Bank cities, especially Bethlehem and Hebron. This procedure was not previously announced, although special investigation companies were and continue to be in charge of investigating thousands of files of Palestinian Jerusalemites living outside the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem.'

He commented on the new trend by saying, 'Asking for investigators to work in Jerusalem and inside the West Bank means that a new campaign of tracking Palestinian Jerusalemites will start with spreading investigation teams in these areas, in preparation for a large-scale campaign of tracking Palestinian Jerusalemites many of whom were forced, as a result of the housing crisis, to live outside the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem. They move outside Jerusalem mainly due to the high rents in Jerusalem reaching between $600 monthly as a minimum and $1,200 as a maximum.'

'This procedure will also deprive these families from their health and social rights, especially health insurance, child benefits, and old age allowance,' he added