|IDF Officer accused of Torture is now Jerusalem Police "Advisor for Arab Affairs"||Doron Zehavi a.k.a. "Captain George" was accused by former captive Mustapha Dirani of ordering his torture and sodomization. Now in Jerusalem in charge of "police outreach" to Palestinian residents, Zehavi is trying to intimidate activists.||31/7/2010|
|Jerusalem Profile: Jabel Al-Mubaker ||Margaret Locke and Elizabeth Farraday - AIC - "There are around 14,000 residents in Jabel Al-Mukaber. They fall under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Municipality and, like the Jewish residents of Jerusalem, pay municipal taxes. Jabel Al-Mukaber, however, does not receive the same services as Israeli settlements and neighbourhoods in the city. There are few serviceable roads, no sidewalks, no street lights, no mail service, and no sanitation services. Furthermore, the Jerusalem Municipality often shuts off the Palestinian water supply two or three times a week, leaving residents dependent on small water reserves collected from roof top water tanks"||26/7/2010|
|Re-Opening the Case of Palestinian Properties in West Jerusalem ||Abdelrazek`s data are based on the British Land Registry... According to them, Palestinian property in the western part of the city within the boundaries of the 1949 armistice between Israel and Jordan amounted to approximately 5,500 dunams, 33 percent of the total area. The Jewish property amounted to approximately 4,900 dunams, a bit more than 30 percent. The churches between them owned 15.2 percent of the lands. The remainder (about 21 percent ), was owned by the municipality and also accounted for roads, railroad tracks and public buildings.||24/7/2010|
|Soldier Who Shot Bound Palestinian Convicted Of “Unbecoming Behavior"||by Saed Bannoura -
IMEMC & Agencies
"Israeli Lt. Col. Omri Burberg was filmed while holding Abu Rahma and giving an order to Staff Sgt. Leonardo Korea to fire a rubber-coated bullet at the leg of Abu Rahma, 27. The attack took place on July 7, 2008. The soldiers accused Abu Rahma of “disrupting the peace” before they bound and blindfolded him."
|US criticises Jerusalem demolitions||Agencies -
""This government of Israel has been given the choice between settlements and peace and it is obvious that it chose settlements.""||14/7/2010|
|`Police delaying evacuation of settlers from controversial East Jerusalem building`||Akiva Eldar -
"The order was issued two years ago, and five months ago, then-attorney general Menachem Mazuz ordered the police to execute it without delay. But so far, nothing has happened."
|Israeli court extends Abu Tier detention||Ma`an - Israeli police detained Abu Teir near his home 3 days after the revocation of his residency permit. In an act Gush Shalom described as â€śmanifestly unjust,â€ť Israeli authorities have agreed to release Abu Teir on condition he leaves his family home and city.||13/7/2010|
|Security wall to encircle Palestinian village Walajeh - cutting off a community of about 2,000 ||Karin Laub & Jerusalem Post staff - Walajeh old-timers are determined to stay, but doubt their children will feel the same way. (...) Plans have been floated to build more homes for Israelis in the area.
|East Jerusalem demolitions resume||Ronen Medzini - Ynet - Jerusalem city council member Meir Margalit (Meretz) said, "The City insists that it is demolishing [Palestinian] `structures` and not `homes`." |
On Monday the Jerusalem district planning and construction committee approved the construction of 32 [Jewish] housing units in the eastern neighborhood of Pisgat Ze`ev, on land captured by Israel in 1967. [Explanation between square brackets: OM]
|Charges Dropped Against Soldier Who Shot Man, Child In East Jerusalem||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "The Israeli prosecution decided to drop all charges against a settler-soldier who shot and wounded a Palestinian man and a child in Wadi Hilwa area, in Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, and claimed that there are insufficient evidences against the soldier who used who automatic gun against unarmed civilians"||12/7/2010|
|Disloyalty on the part of the occupied||Amira Hass - Haaretz - Nevertheless, by revoking the residency of these three parliamentarians and one former cabinet minister, Israel has set a record of a new sort: Until now, Jerusalem residency had been revoked exclusively on the basis of administrative pretexts, such as prolonged stays outside the city. These wicked pretexts derive from the liberty Israel has taken of applying the Entry to Israel Law - used primarily to grant residency permits to non-Jewish immigrants - to residents of occupied and annexed East Jerusalem. But the inhabitants of East Jerusalem did not decide to "come" to Israel; it is Israel that "came" to them.
|Barred from Jerusalem for crime of being Palestinian||Donald Macintyre--The Independent--
Yet in 2008 the young Dr Abu-Khalaf became a statistic, one of a record 4,577 Palestinian residents to have their Israeli-conferred status as a resident of East Jerusalem revoked in that year and with it the right to live permanently or work in either Israel or the occupied Palestinian territories. ||4/7/2010|
|Legalizing the Jerusalem lie||Michael J Carpenter - Ma`an News Agency - In the wake of dramatic 2008-2009 settlement activity in Sheikh Jarrah — recall that several Palestinian families are now living in tents outside their former homes while protected Israeli settlers sleep inside — plans were floated to construct 20 Jewish-only housing units on the large property of the Shepherd Hotel. The plan was met with international condemnation and was silenced more than once, but it never went away. On Sunday, construction work began. The new development will see upwards of one hundred Israelis wedged into the heart of Palestinian East Jerusalem.||1/7/2010|
|Army Kidnaps Hamas Legislator In Jerusalem , Prepares To Deport Him||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Legislator Khalid Abu Arafa, former Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, confirmed the arrest of Abu Teir, and stated that Israel will likely implement its ruling to expel him along with other legislators, including himself, as Israel wants to remove them from Jerusalem.
|Abu Teir to face trial Sunday||In Thursday`s session, Abu Teir rejected a settlement to move to the West Bank. ||3/7/2010|
|Avnery says PLC deportations `unacceptable injustice`||Ma`an News - Former Knesset Member, Avnery, who came there as part of a delegation of activists from Gush Shalom, Anarchists Against the Wall and other groups said: "We came here to protest in the strongest terms the government of Israel`s intention to expel people from their homes and their city, for no other reason that they have expressed their political views and took part in free democratic elections which were held under international monitoring."
|Palestinians In Jerusalem Feeling Abandoned||Brian Ennis -
"The official in charge of Jerusalem affairs for Fatah has accused the government of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad with "serious negligence" of the city."
|Palestinian homes bulldozed as Israeli freeze on demolitions appears to end ||Harriet Sherwood -The Guardian - Israeli bulldozers destroyed at least three Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem yesterday, breaking an unofficial moratorium on such demolitions since the end of 2009||15/7/2010|
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