Israel Home Demolition Policy in Occupied East Jerusalem August 2013
August 23, 2013
Since 1967, Israel’s stated goal in Jerusalem is to maintain a Jewish demographic majority in the city. Towards this end, Israel has introduced a series of discriminatory policies that specifically target Palestinian residents living in occupied East Jerusalem. These policies are designed to:
Reduce the size of the Palestinian population living in occupied East Jerusalem;
Facilitate Israeli settlement expansion and the illegal transfer of Israel’s own population into occupied East Jerusalem; and
Achieve exclusive Israeli control over all of Jerusalem. These policies resulted in population displacement, expulsions and home demolition.