Palestinians in East Jerusalem at risk of being pushed out

A UN report critical of Israeli policies in East Jerusalem says the country must allow Palestinians living there to exercise their rights.

Palestinian family

The 'East Jerusalem: Key Humanitarian Concerns’ report documents the impact of Israeli policies on the estimated 270,000 Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem.

It says they must be able to access basic services such as education and health care and that they must be allowed to plan and develop their communities.

The Deputy Head of Office for Humanitarian Affairs, Reena Ghelani describes the reports main findings.

“Many of these policies both individually and collectively are at risk of pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and over a period of time not only is East Jerusalem increasingly isolated and cut off from the rest of the Palestinian territories including Gaza but there is a complete risk of undermining Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem.”

This is the first UN report to offer a comprehensive review of both the humanitarian consequences of Israeli policies for Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, and the increasing isolation of East Jerusalem from the remainder of the occupied Palestinian territory.

Duration: 28″

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