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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 07:16 AM
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Jerusalem Demolitions Leave 71 People Homeless
Seventy-one people, including 35 children, have been left homeless after the Israeli administration demolished five homes in the Khan al-Amar area north east of East Jerusalem on Monday. Fifteen army jeeps and one bulldozer arrived in Khan al-Amar early in the morning to demolish the homes, and had completed their task within a couple of hours.

The residents of the Khan al-Amar area are Bedouin of the al-Jahalin tribe that fled from the Negev across the armistice line following violent harassment from Israeli defence forces in 1951. Following 1967, the al-Jahalin were confined to an area east of Jerusalem that has progressively been taken over for the expansion of the Maale Adumim settlement.

The demolitions are part of a broader plan by the Israeli authorities to displace the Bedouin communities living in Area C, allowing for further expansion of Maale Adumim and other nearby settlements. The Israeli authorities have informed the al-Jahalin that they must leave the area, and it is expected that large-scale evictions and demolitions will commence in January 2012.

Once enacted, the Israeli E1 plan will allow for the expansion of Maale Adumim to connect with East Jerusalem, further isolating the city from the remainder of the West Bank.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 02:16 PM
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1. Jlem construction in next decades mostly on occupied territory

"This is not a Peace Now report, but an official document of the Jerusalem Municipality: According to a survey conducted at the request of the mayors office, 60,718 new housing units are slated for construction in Jerusalem in the next decades. Of those, 52,363 of them will be built east of the Green Line, in the territory annexed to Israel after the Six-Day War.

The document, revealed today by the daily paper Maariv, states that 23,628 of the planned units were already approved by relevant zoning committees 20,263 of those for the eastern part of the city (see 2009 map of settlements in East Jerusalem below). In the area of Silwan, the biggest Palestinian neighborhood in Jerusalem, nearly 5,000 housing unites are planned. Silwan has seen many demonstrations in recent years against the attempt to settle it with Jews, and tension is likely to grow in light of the new plans.

Jerusalem employs a system of separation between the Palestinians living in the city, who only hold the status of residents and the Jews, who enjoy citizen rights. Under those conditions, Arabs in Jerusalem dont have the right to vote in national elections, their ability to purchase houses are limited, and if they leave the country for several years, they are likely to lose even their legal residency status. Most Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem receive limited municipal services."
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 04:46 PM
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2. Oh never mind Israel has beautiful location chosen for those Bedouins
right next to garbage dump that Israel has also declared a health hazard
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