Record number of demolitions, including self-demolitions, in East Jerusalem in April 2019 | United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - occupied Palestinian territory
Et pendant ce temps là à Jérusalem-Est, la démolition des résidents palestiniens se poursuit inexorablement.
Record number of demolitions, including self-demolitions, in East Jerusalem in April 2019
More people displaced so far in 2019 than in all of 2018
In East Jerusalem, as in Area C of the West Bank, a restrictive planning regime applied by Israel makes it virtually impossible for Palestinians to obtain building permits, impeding the development of adequate housing, infrastructure and livelihoods. Only 13 per cent of East Jerusalem is zoned for Palestinian construction, much of which is already built up, while 35 per cent has been allocated for Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law.
Palestinians who build without permits face the risk of home demolition and other penalties, including costly fines, the payment of which does not exempt the owner from the requirement of still having to obtain a building permit. At least one third of all Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem lack an Israeli-issued building permit, potentially placing over 100,000 residents at risk of displacement.