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Tag - East Jerusalem

20
May

The European Union, Finland, and Italy provide €17 million to East Jerusalem Hospitals

As part of the Team Europe approach, the European Union, Finland, and Italy are making a contribution of €17 million to the Palestinian Authority, supporting the payment of medical referrals to East Jerusalem Hospitals. This contribution is funded by the EU (€13 million) and the Government of Italy (€1 million). The contribution of €3 million …

16
May

Israeli police seal off Jerusalem neighborhood entrance, assault residents

Israeli forces sealed off the main entrance to the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh and assaulted Palestinian residents. WAFA correspondent reported that the police closed off the entrance to the neighborhood, obstructing the exit and entry of vehicles. Police inspected Palestinian cars and checked passengers’ identification cards, which led to a traffic congestion in the …

2
May

Israel forced 3,000 Palestinians from their Jerusalem homes within 15yrs

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem revealed that Israeli authorities forced around 3,000 Palestinians from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem between 2004 and 2019. B’Tselem published a report, stating, “The Jerusalem Municipality demolished 830 residential units, and 120 more were demolished by their owners on the municipality’s orders.” B’Tselem stressed, “The municipality deliberately left 2,927 …

21
Feb

Israeli municipality demolishes two houses in occupied East Jerusalem

The Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem demolished on Wednesday two houses in occupied East Jerusalem and distributed demolition orders to others on the pretext of building without permit. WAFA correspondent said the two homes located in Beit Hanina neighborhood belonged to Taysir Muhtaseb and his son, Shadi, where 10 people, mainly children had lived. The …

18
Feb

Over $55m to be invested into ‘settlement projects’ in Jerusalem’s Old City

The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem invested more than 200 million shekels ($55,288,940) into “settlement projects” in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel Hayom news outlet reported that the projects will include renovating the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, the Burnt House, and the Wohl Archaeological Museum. The …

18
Feb

Israel evicts Palestinian family from Jerusalem

Israeli police evicted a Palestinian family on Sunday from their home in the Old City quarter of occupied East Jerusalem after an Israeli court had ruled that the home was built on a land that belongs to Jewish settlers. The police forcibly evicted Hatem Abu Assab and his family from their home while beating him …

15
Feb

Over 500 Palestinians detained in January, including 89 children

Israel detained 509 Palestinians in January from occupied Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including 89 children and eight women, according to Palestinian prisoners rights groups. The Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), the Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners’ Affairs Committee, and Addameer said in a joint statement that the Israeli authorities detained 102 Palestinians from …

13
Feb

Islamic-Christian Committee denounces destruction of ancient cemetery in Jerusalem

The Islamic-Christian Committee to Defend Jerusalem and the Holy Sites denounced Israel’s decision to raze the remaining part of an ancient Palestinian Islamic cemetery in Jerusalem. The Committee’s Secretary-General Hanna Issa denounced Israel’s decision to raze the remaining part of Ma’man Allah (Mamilla) Cemetery as a prelude to the construction of new roads and public …

13
Feb

Israel demolishes 3 Palestinian homes, store in Jerusalem

Israeli military bulldozers demolished Tuesday evening three Palestinian-owned homes in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem. According to Palestinian media sources, two homes and a store belonging to the resident Jamal Yahya were demolished without any prior notice for being allegedly built without Israeli permit. Yahya said that he received a demolition order against the two …

9
Feb

Italian Consul General hosts round table on investment in Jerusalem

Consul General of Italy, Fabio Sokolowicz, has concluded a round table on boosting investment opportunities in East Jerusalem. Bernard Sabella (Bethlehem University), Geoffrey Prewitt (UNDP), Hashim Shawa (Bank of Palestine Group), Amir Dajani (Amaar Jerusalem for Investment and Development), Roberto Carpaneto (Association of the Italian engineering, architectural and technical economic consulting organizations – OICE) and …