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Eviction of Palestinian families to take place in Sheikh Jarrah in East JerusalemHagit Ofran - Peace Now - The use of Jewish-owned property before 1948 is a double-edged sword, which can open a Pandora’s Box of Palestinian claims to receive property they owned before 1948. Mrs. al-Kurd, who was evicted from her home in Sheikh Jarrah, said recently that she was willing to return the property to Jews, as long as she too can return to the home of her birth in the neighborhood of Talbiyeh in West Jerusalem. 19/3/2009
Two Palestinian families due to be evicted by Israeli authorities in Sheikh Jarrah, Occupied East JerusalemISM - " At 12am on Sunday, 15th March, eviction orders, issued by an Israeli court, will begin for two housing units in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. These housing units belong to the Al-Ghawe and Hanun families. These orders are valid until the 22nd of March. "15/3/2009
Straight From the Mouths of Babes Joharah Baker - MIFTAH - On the way home the other day, as we passed by one building with huge Israeli flags hanging from the balcony she said in a very matter of fact tone, “We need to take those Israeli flags down and put Palestinian ones in their place.” I couldn’t but smile at her youthful determination to make things right. But little Shaden was not done. “We have already given them other places to live,” she analyzed. “Why do they have to come where we live as well?” 13/3/2009
House demolitions in East JerusalemThe Guardian - In the Silwan district of East Jerusalem, Palestinian homes are being demolished by the Israeli authorities. Residents say it`s part of a campaign to extend Israeli control over the area, claimed by Palestinians as the capital of their future state. Jerusalem correspondent Rory McCarthy spoke to the people affected9/3/2009
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East Jerusalem Settlements Ratchet Up TensionsHelena Cobban - Inter Press Service - "Some 220,000 Palestinians live in East Jerusalem, which until 1967 was the commercial and administrative hub of the whole West Bank region, of which it is an integral part. Since Israel occupied the city in 1967, successive Israeli governments have implanted vast (and very expensive) Israeli settlements into the city, whose boundaries they also unilaterally expanded. "8/3/2009
Israel annexing East Jerusalem, says EURory McCarthy - The Guardian - "The EU says settlement are being built in the east of the city at a "rapid pace". Since the Annapolis peace talks began in late 2007, nearly 5,500 new settlement housing units have been submitted for public review, with 3,000 so far approved, the report says. There are now about 470,000 settlers in the occupied territories, including 190,000 in East Jerusalem."7/3/2009
El-Kurd tent demolished for the fifth timeAmos Gvirtz - Don`t say we did not know - The state gave the property to Jewish settlers, claiming it was owned by Jews before 1948. At the same time, Umm Kamel has been refused return to her family`s pre-1948 Talbiyyeh home in West Jerusalem. 6/3/2009
War on Palestinian homes in Jerusalem, 179 homes under the mercy of the shovelSaed Bannoura - IMEMC - A report prepared by the research department of the Al Quds Center for Social and Economic Rights, revealed that the number of homes threatened to be leveled since the beginning of the year is more than 200. The report explains that 88 (1500 residents) of these homes are in Al Bustan neighborhood, 55 homes (500 residents) in Shu’fat refugee camp, 35 homes for Bedouin families on the Jerusalem-Jericho Road, and Arr Al Beik area of the Anata town, north east of Jerusalem, and 66 flats in Al Esawiyya town. 6/3/2009
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It’s Not a House - It’s a HomePalestine Monitor - "Just as Umm Kamel and her lawyers submitted Ottoman-era documents to Israeli Courts proving the claim to her family home, Israeli police once again on Sunday demolished the tent of Umm Kamel’s family in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. After days of bad weather where clouds hung like cobweb around the streets of Jerusalem, the residents of the East Jerusalem area Sheikh Jarrah woke up to the ghastly sight and sounds of Israeli police demolishing the tent of the al-Kurd family. "1/3/2009
Israeli Authorities demolish Palestinian-owned apartment in JerusalemGhassan Bannoura - IMEMC - ""For several months they have wanted to demolish the flat, but gave no date. It is difficult because they do not give us licenses to build homes, and we have no place to live in. They talk about peace, and then they come and demolish our homes."" 18/3/2009
Expelling Jerusalem`s Palestinians, One House at a Time Joharah Baker - MIFTAH - Salah Shweiki is one of approximately 1,500 people who are being threatened with expulsion from their homes by the Israeli Jerusalem municipality. According to the eviction order distributed among the residents of the Bustan neighborhood, the demolitions are being carried out under the pretext of lack of proper licensing. Once the homes are torn down, Israel plans to construct a national park in its place, a park, its archeological experts say, is part of the ancient City of David. 4/3/2009
Israel bans Palestinian cultural eventsSharon Roffe-Ofir- YNET - " Internal security minister instructs police to suppress any attempt to hold PA-sponsored events in framework of festivities marking declaration of Jerusalem as `capital of Arab culture`; Nazareth mayor: Dichter competing with Lieberman`s anti-Arab trend. " 21/3/2009
Jerusalem police vs. Palestinian culture Ramattan/IMEMC/Ma`an/Israel Radio - "The Jerusalem Police is deploying large forces to prevent the Palestinian Authority from holding a cultural event in Jerusalem tomorrow" was a major news item on Israeli radio today. The radio`s news editor did not see fit to explain why should a cultural event be considered such a grave risk [Ed.] 20/3/2009
Turkey’s fallout with Israel deals blow to settlers: Ottoman archives show land deeds forgedJonathan Cook28/3/2009
After Gaza: Jerusalem? Helena Cobban - The Nation - Under international law the whole area of East Jerusalem seized by the IDF in 1967 is still--like the rest of the West Bank--judged to be "occupied territory." Under the Fourth Geneva Convention Israel is therefore prohibited from either implanting its own population as settlers into East Jerusalem or in any other way materially changing the lives of the city`s indigenous Palestinian residents. 26/3/2009
Jerusalem freezes plan for Jewish homes in Arab area Akiva Eldar - Haaretz - "Havilio said at least one structure and an addition to another have already been built without permits in the neighborhood, known as Kedmat Tzion." 25/3/2009
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