New J’lem Land Grab

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Housing private
Land Social/public
Land Private
Type of violation Dispossession/confiscation
Date 05 June 2008
Region MENA [ Middle East/North Africa ]
Country Palestine
Location Occupied Jerusalem

Affected persons

Total 208000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details Israel Announces New Jerusalem Land Grab.doc

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Military occupation
Brief narrative

Occupied Jerusalem: Israel will build 884 more houses in Occupied East Jerusalem, the Housing Ministry said on Sunday, in a move that enraged the Palestinians who have demanded the area as the capital of their promised state. We will invite tenders for the construction of 121 housing units in Har Homa and 763 others in Pisgat Zeev, ministry spokesman Eran Sidis told AFP, referring to two illegal colonies in Arab East Jerusalem. Israel occupied and annexed the eastern half of the city after the 1967 war in a move not recognized by the international community or the Palestinians, who have demanded it as their capital in recently revived peace talks. Affected population are all indigenous population of Jerusalem, Laurie Copans, Census Finds 3.76 Million Palestinians (2008).

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