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Category: Gerusalemme

11 Dec 2016

Security guards escorts settler children through the neighborhood. Photo by Sarit Michaeli, B’Tselem, 6 Dec. 2016
Security guards escorts settler children through the neighborhood. Photo by Sarit Michaeli, B’Tselem, 6 Dec. 2016

 

The settlement in Batan al-Hawa, advanced by Ateret Cohanim, is part and parcel of the efforts made by the authorities and settler associations to increase and cement Jewish presence in Jerusalem’s Old City Basin: in the Old City’s Muslim Quarter and the Palestinian neighborhoods that surround it.

[...] According to UN figures, settler organizations have filed eviction actions against at least 180 Palestinian families throughout East Jerusalem, usually based on claims of ownership over the building and loss of protected tenant status by the Palestinian families. As a result, 818 Palestinians throughout the city, including 372 children, are facing expulsion from their homes.