Jerusalem residents – Sustainable Jerusalem http://sustainable-jerusalem.org/ Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-12.png Jerusalem residents – Sustainable Jerusalem http://sustainable-jerusalem.org/ 32 32 Police work with local leaders to immunize residents of East Jerusalem https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/police-work-with-local-leaders-to-immunize-residents-of-east-jerusalem/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/police-work-with-local-leaders-to-immunize-residents-of-east-jerusalem/#respond Sun, 15 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/police-work-with-local-leaders-to-immunize-residents-of-east-jerusalem/ Israeli police worked with the Sur Baher neighborhood council and community volunteers to set up a coronavirus vaccination point in the Sur Baher neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Saturday. Hundreds of Jerusalemites came to the site for vaccination. “The Israel Police are a police force for everyone and their actions are aimed at ensuring the […]]]>
Israeli police worked with the Sur Baher neighborhood council and community volunteers to set up a coronavirus vaccination point in the Sur Baher neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Saturday.

Hundreds of Jerusalemites came to the site for vaccination.

“The Israel Police are a police force for everyone and their actions are aimed at ensuring the personal safety, public peace and health of every citizen of the country,” the Israel Police said in a statement.

Some 43% of Jerusalem were vaccinated on Saturday evening. The vaccination rate among Arab Israelis remains relatively low, with just 53% of the Arab Israeli population vaccinated. Among young Arabs, the rate is even lower, estimated at around 20%, according to Walla! new.


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Residents of East Jerusalem allegedly stole 100 kg of grapes from southern Israel https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/residents-of-east-jerusalem-allegedly-stole-100-kg-of-grapes-from-southern-israel/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/residents-of-east-jerusalem-allegedly-stole-100-kg-of-grapes-from-southern-israel/#respond Tue, 13 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/residents-of-east-jerusalem-allegedly-stole-100-kg-of-grapes-from-southern-israel/ Border police officers arrested two individuals suspected of stealing 100 kg. of grapes in southern Israel. Officers were carrying out a routine patrol operation when they received a report that two suspects had stolen large quantities of agricultural produce from the grape plantations surrounding Moshav Arugot. Border police officers and detectives arrived at the scene […]]]>

Border police officers arrested two individuals suspected of stealing 100 kg. of grapes in southern Israel.

Officers were carrying out a routine patrol operation when they received a report that two suspects had stolen large quantities of agricultural produce from the grape plantations surrounding Moshav Arugot.

Border police officers and detectives arrived at the scene and arrested the two individuals in possession of crates full of grapes totaling 100 kg.

The suspects, aged 21 and 26 and residents of East Jerusalem, were transferred to a border police command center in the south for further questioning.


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Jerusalemites describe fears as conflict in Gaza rages on https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/jerusalemites-describe-fears-as-conflict-in-gaza-rages-on/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/jerusalemites-describe-fears-as-conflict-in-gaza-rages-on/#respond Thu, 20 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/jerusalemites-describe-fears-as-conflict-in-gaza-rages-on/ Published on: 05/20/2021 – 10:36 The current conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip began with tensions over the potential eviction of Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem, as well as clashes between Israeli police and protesters inside the Al Mosque compound. -Aqsa. Residents of Jerusalem told the city’s FRANCE 24 team of their […]]]>

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The current conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip began with tensions over the potential eviction of Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem, as well as clashes between Israeli police and protesters inside the Al Mosque compound. -Aqsa. Residents of Jerusalem told the city’s FRANCE 24 team of their fears about the violence.

Moam, a Palestinian delivery driver, has felt apprehension with every order since violence between Israel and Hamas resumed.

“I sometimes have to deliver in ultra-Orthodox areas, where there are a lot of extremists,” he told FRANCE 24. “I’m afraid of being surrounded, alone, I know they would beat hard. “

In a normally busy, now deserted recreation area near the so-called “Green Line,” the invisible border that separates the city’s east from the west, a Jewish resident named Gabriel said there was a “particular tension” between the Jews of the city and the Arab communities.

“This district is normally quite busy, it is one of the rare mixed districts of the city, clearly, it is a little less mixed today”, he declared to FRANCE 24. “It is sad.”

In the city that was built over centuries of coexistence, the current situation can also be life threatening. In amateur footage from last Sunday, a Jewish extremist is seen shooting at residents of the Palestinian neighborhood of Shuafat.

One of the bullets hit Tamer Idris in the forearm, causing multiple fractures, and his neighbor remains in intensive care.

“In our neighborhood, this is the first time that something like this has happened, not just these days, it has never happened before,” Idris said.

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Rav Kav’s travel cards will be reinstated for East Jerusalem residents https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/rav-kavs-travel-cards-will-be-reinstated-for-east-jerusalem-residents/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/rav-kavs-travel-cards-will-be-reinstated-for-east-jerusalem-residents/#respond Sat, 01 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/rav-kavs-travel-cards-will-be-reinstated-for-east-jerusalem-residents/ Residents of East Jerusalem will soon be able to use Rav Kav electronic cards again to take public transport, after more than a year since the program was terminated in that part of the city, the Jerusalem Municipality announced on Tuesday in a statement. As part of the deal, payment on public transport will soon […]]]>

Residents of East Jerusalem will soon be able to use Rav Kav electronic cards again to take public transport, after more than a year since the program was terminated in that part of the city, the Jerusalem Municipality announced on Tuesday in a statement.

As part of the deal, payment on public transport will soon be possible again via the card for public transport operators in East Jerusalem, while retaining the corresponding discounts for eligible people.

Residents of East Jerusalem will also be able to use Rav Kav’s transfer arrangement between transport operators in the east and west of the city, allowing passengers to make another trip into the city in 90 minutes without additional costs.

In order to implement the reform in the eastern part of the city, five dedicated service centers have been established in the neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, to assist in the process of issuing cards and handling passenger requests for their travel. use.

Residents of East Jerusalem have not been able to use Rav Kav cards in the city since early 2020, after then Transport Minister Bezalel Smotrich announced an expected one-year hiatus in the city. Rav Kav’s operations in the eastern part of the city, just two years after the program was initiated there, Calcalist reported.

The municipality said it was a vitally important decision, which it said will improve the experience of using public transport for residents in the eastern part of the city while also helping to reduce rates, calling eligible residents to get a new card and take advantage of the new service available.

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion said the move was a “revolution”, saying he expects it “to simplify service to residents in the eastern part of the city and even save them a lot of money. silver”.

“The municipality and all of its services will continue to work for the promotion and development of the eastern part of the city in all areas of life, for the benefit of the inhabitants of Jerusalem who live in these neighborhoods and for the benefit of residents of the whole city, ”he said.


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6 East Jerusalemites arrested for assaulting cops in Old City https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/6-east-jerusalemites-arrested-for-assaulting-cops-in-old-city/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/6-east-jerusalemites-arrested-for-assaulting-cops-in-old-city/#respond Mon, 26 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/6-east-jerusalemites-arrested-for-assaulting-cops-in-old-city/ Police arrested six Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem for allegedly assaulting officers outside the Damascus Gate in the Old City earlier Monday. The suspects threw a table and other objects at the police officers, injuring two of them, police said in a statement. Tensions in the city of the flashpoint remained high even after police […]]]>

Police arrested six Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem for allegedly assaulting officers outside the Damascus Gate in the Old City earlier Monday.

The suspects threw a table and other objects at the police officers, injuring two of them, police said in a statement.

Tensions in the city of the flashpoint remained high even after police ended their policy of preventing crowds outside Damascus Gate during Ramadan on Sunday evening, a policy which the media said. Muslims, was an inflammatory measure that hampered a long tradition of gathering at the site during the holy month. .

Public broadcaster Kan reported on Monday that the Shin Bet had urged Israeli police to lift barricades preventing worshipers from sitting on the stairs at Damascus Gate.

The security agency said the presence of the barriers contributed to recent tensions in the city, according to the report.

Police were still periodically rushing and clearing the site on Sunday and Monday evening when revelers were seen waving Palestinian flags – a symbol often seen as provocation by Israeli authorities.

Police force people out of the Damascus Gate neighborhood outside of Jerusalem’s Old City during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan on April 26, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi / Flash90)

Also on Monday, police extended the pre-trial detention of a Jewish minor and adult who had been arrested the day before for assaulting two Arab sanitation workers in the city.

Earlier today, a 68-year-old man was slightly injured when a stone was thrown at his car as he drove past the Old Town.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene near the Old Town Dung Gate, then took him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the capital for further treatment.

It was not known who threw stones at his car and no assailants were immediately apprehended. There was also no immediate information on the victim’s identity or ethnicity.

Palestinians gather and wave a Palestinian flag at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan on April 26, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi / Flash90)

In another incident in East Jerusalem, a stone was thrown at a group of lawmakers from the far-right religious Zionism party visiting the Jewish enclave of Beit Orot.

No injuries or damage were reported in this case. MPs said they were on a visit “to reinforce Jewish residents who have recently suffered from Arab aggression.”

Thousands of Palestinians descended on the Damascus Gate every night after the start of Ramadan on April 13 to protest the controversial police policy.

More than 105 Palestinians were injured Thursday evening in clashes with police who found themselves amid Arab protesters and a crowd of hundreds of Jewish extremists marching towards the Damascus gate chanting “Death to the Arabs” , “Let your village burn” and other hateful slogans.

The police used riot dispersal measures against the two crowds, but reserved more severe means, including rubber bullets, for the Palestinian crowd.

Jerusalem has also seen a series of viral videos on the TikTok social network, which appear to show Palestinians attacking ultra-Orthodox Jews without any provocation. The clips fueled Jewish anger.

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Israel begins immunizing residents of East Jerusalem beyond security fence https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/israel-begins-immunizing-residents-of-east-jerusalem-beyond-security-fence/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/israel-begins-immunizing-residents-of-east-jerusalem-beyond-security-fence/#respond Tue, 23 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/israel-begins-immunizing-residents-of-east-jerusalem-beyond-security-fence/ Israel on Tuesday began vaccinating Palestinians in East Jerusalem who have Israeli residency cards but live beyond the security fence that crosses the eastern half of the city. The vaccinations were carried out by paramedics from Magen David Adom at the key Qalandiya crossing point. Tens of thousands of people live beyond the barrier that […]]]>

Israel on Tuesday began vaccinating Palestinians in East Jerusalem who have Israeli residency cards but live beyond the security fence that crosses the eastern half of the city.

The vaccinations were carried out by paramedics from Magen David Adom at the key Qalandiya crossing point.

Tens of thousands of people live beyond the barrier that winds through the capital, which some health experts say could make access to the vaccine more difficult.

MDA apparently chose to locate the vaccination post near the passage in order to increase accessibility to the vaccine for those who live beyond the barrier.

A woman takes a selfie after receiving the coronavirus vaccine from an Israeli medical team at the Qalandia checkpoint on February 23, 2021 (AP Photo / Oded Balilty)

The vaccination campaign was coordinated with the Ministry of Health and the IDF Central Command. It will operate on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

East Jerusalem is claimed by Israel and was annexed following the Six Day War of 1967, and again declared Israeli in the Basic Law of 1980: Jerusalem, capital of Israel. Israeli statements are not recognized by the international community. Israel sees the entire city as its capital, while Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state.

Israel has also started vaccinating the 122,000 West Bank Palestinians who work in Israel. Some Palestinians who work in the health sector have already been vaccinated, but they are only a small minority; the overwhelming majority of workers are employed in construction or agriculture.

Health experts have singled them out as a potential source of infection, as many cross the Green Line on a daily basis.

Israeli medical teams administer coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians at Qalandia checkpoint on February 23, 2021 (AP Photo / Oded Balilty) (AP Photo / Oded Balilty)

Israel has offered vaccines to all of its citizens, Jews and Arabs, in addition to Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem. A fierce debate has raged for several weeks over whether Israel is ultimately responsible for providing vaccines to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In recent days, Israel has transferred several thousand doses to Ramallah so that the Palestinian Authority can immunize medical personnel. But critics blamed the Jewish state for failing to vaccinate the estimated five million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Russian COVID vaccines delivered by the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah to the Gaza Strip on February 17, 2021 (Courtesy)

Critics of Israel’s vaccination policy refer to the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states that an occupying power is required to provide vaccines to inhabitants of territories under its control.

Israel rejects the claim that it occupies the West Bank, claiming that the territories it has ruled since 1967 are “contested” rather than occupied. He also notes that he has withdrawn from Gaza, although he maintains a blockade on the territory, which he says is necessary for security; the Hamas terrorist group, which rules Gaza, has pledged to destroy the Jewish state. As such, Jerusalem has never accepted the applicability of this statute of international law to the territories.

The government refers to the Oslo Accords of 1995, which states that the Palestinian Authority is responsible for Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza, while the two sides must work together to fight epidemics.

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Let it snow! Jerusalemites prepare for a winter wonderland https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/let-it-snow-jerusalemites-prepare-for-a-winter-wonderland/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/let-it-snow-jerusalemites-prepare-for-a-winter-wonderland/#respond Tue, 16 Feb 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/let-it-snow-jerusalemites-prepare-for-a-winter-wonderland/ While Jerusalemites may have gotten used to the unusual spring weather in recent weeks, meteorologists have predicted winter weather will return on Tuesday night. Rain is expected to fall over the holy city during the day, turning into a blizzard on Wednesday evening. With weather said to be below freezing, the snow should stick around […]]]>
While Jerusalemites may have gotten used to the unusual spring weather in recent weeks, meteorologists have predicted winter weather will return on Tuesday night.
Rain is expected to fall over the holy city during the day, turning into a blizzard on Wednesday evening. With weather said to be below freezing, the snow should stick around – at least for a day or two.
The Jerusalem Municipality is completing preparations for the stormy weather and has said if it snows, snow plows will be ready to clear the roads.

The municipality is also working on cleaning the rainwater drainage systems.
The Community and Welfare Administration is preparing to conduct patrols to locate and treat the homeless, activate community emergency systems and set up welfare teams for city residents. The effects of the 2015 snowstorm on the area around Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. (Credit: HADASSAH SPOKESMAN)
The municipality recommends that residents check their heating systems, make sure to seal roofs and openings, and clear gutters and drainage systems. Residents should also secure loose items, check electrical systems, and prepare for outages.
Amid freezing temperatures, residents need to keep dripping hot water to prevent water from freezing in solar water heater pipes.
If it starts to snow, the Jerusalem Municipality emergency site will be activated and provide residents with regular updates.
“We are doing everything possible to assess the weather as well as possible, in order to provide professional and quality service to the people of the city,” said Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion. “I call on the inhabitants of the city to respect the safety rules and to follow the instructions.” The municipality also announced on Tuesday, hours before snow fell in the city, that special education programs would end early – at 1 p.m. – Wednesday. All other schools in the yellow and orange zones will remain open, while preschools will remain open. remain provisionally open, pending final confirmation.
Jerusalem received about eight inches of snow in February 2015. Since then, there has been little to no snowfall in the Israeli capital, and many Jerusalemites are hoping this week will finally bring snowfall. important after six years.
“Honestly, with COVID-19, we’re hoping the municipality will just leave the snow for us to enjoy,” said Yehoshua Rubin, a father of two. Jerusalem post“It is obvious that it is important that the streets are safe so that people can get to where they need them if they need it. But I never really expect snow as it is expected almost every year and we rarely have it. But it would be really nice if it did, so we could wake up in the snow covered streets and I could show my son what snow is.
Even if it snows, he said, his children will be a little disappointed that it does not result in the traditional cancellation of “snow day” studies, since most studies are completed Zoom.
“I’m not a fan of snow, so I hope that doesn’t happen,” said Jerusalemite Aliza Beshanky, although her child feels the opposite: “My son saw snow around the age of two or three years old … He is now 11 and a half and he really hopes it will snow.
As for the city, snow can be a positive experience, especially following the containment of the coronavirus, if the right preparations are made.
“After weeks of confinement, it will be fun for parents and children to get out and have fun in the snow,” said Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, mother of four and deputy mayor of Jerusalem. “The city is making all the necessary preparations to make this a positive experience for all. It’s a great way to get us all out of lockdown and get back to normal. ”

The deputy mayor promised that while the roads will be plowed with snowplows, the parks will be left more or less intact.


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The low-flying jets frightened the inhabitants of Jerusalem; IDF does not say anything extraordinary https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/the-low-flying-jets-frightened-the-inhabitants-of-jerusalem-idf-does-not-say-anything-extraordinary/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/the-low-flying-jets-frightened-the-inhabitants-of-jerusalem-idf-does-not-say-anything-extraordinary/#respond Fri, 01 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/the-low-flying-jets-frightened-the-inhabitants-of-jerusalem-idf-does-not-say-anything-extraordinary/ Low-flying fighter jets flew over the capital on Friday morning, surprising Jerusalemites. The Israel Defense Forces said there was no cause for concern, that the Air Force was carrying out “routine activities”. When asked why the planes were flying at an altitude low enough to cause such noise, a military spokesperson replied, “It happens. In […]]]>

Low-flying fighter jets flew over the capital on Friday morning, surprising Jerusalemites.

The Israel Defense Forces said there was no cause for concern, that the Air Force was carrying out “routine activities”. When asked why the planes were flying at an altitude low enough to cause such noise, a military spokesperson replied, “It happens.

In July, the Israeli Air Force immobilized a pilot who sent sonic booms over northern Israel during an exercise, scaring residents of the area. Sonic booms, caused by planes when they exceed the speed of sound, were heard in the northern port city of Haifa and the Jezreel Valley on July 14.

Residents of the areas, hearing what sounded like large explosions, feared some type of attack or emergency would occur, prompting panicked social media posts.

The military then confirmed at the time that it was responsible for the noise, saying it was caused by “a pilot exceeding speed limits for a flight during a fighter jet training session in the region”.

IDF added: “The pilot was grounded. “

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Anger sparks anger over stripping Jerusalem residents of their Palestinian status https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/anger-sparks-anger-over-stripping-jerusalem-residents-of-their-palestinian-status/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/anger-sparks-anger-over-stripping-jerusalem-residents-of-their-palestinian-status/#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 07:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/anger-sparks-anger-over-stripping-jerusalem-residents-of-their-palestinian-status/ The Palestinian presidency rejected a report released by the US State Department in which it changed the definition of Palestinian citizens of occupied East Jerusalem to the status of Arab residents. Management described the move as an attempt to falsify history. “This report is yet another failed attempt by the US administration to implement the […]]]>

The Palestinian presidency rejected a report released by the US State Department in which it changed the definition of Palestinian citizens of occupied East Jerusalem to the status of Arab residents.

Management described the move as an attempt to falsify history.

“This report is yet another failed attempt by the US administration to implement the so-called deal of the dead century, which is rejected by Palestinians, Arabs and the international community,” President Nabil spokesman said. Abu Rudeina.

He firmly denounced “the alteration of the rules of international law and decisions of international legitimacy, which all affirmed that East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territory occupied in 1967”.

“The insistence of the US administration on these desperate attempts will not bring peace, security and stability to anyone, nor will it affect the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and their leaders, who are able to thwart this conspiracy,” Abu Rudeina continued.

The US State Department, in its annual report on human rights in the world, did not recognize as Palestinians, the Arab population of East Jerusalem, whose number exceeds 340,000. Rather, he described them as “Arab residents” and “non-Israelis,” instead of the term “Palestinian residents” previously used by the United States.

The majority of Palestinians in Jerusalem hold a residence permit, but they do not have citizenship. Palestinian officials and factions condemned the recent US move.

In his comments, PLO executive committee secretary Saeb Erekat said: “We are Palestinians, Arabs, Christians and Muslims. We are the sons and daughters of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is our capital and our home. The renaming of a Palestinian population to an Arab population is a desperate attempt to remove the name of the Palestinian people from Jerusalem. “



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6 residents of East Jerusalem placed under warrant curfew https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/6-residents-of-east-jerusalem-placed-under-warrant-curfew/ https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/6-residents-of-east-jerusalem-placed-under-warrant-curfew/#respond Thu, 02 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/6-residents-of-east-jerusalem-placed-under-warrant-curfew/ Six residents of the Isawiya district in East Jerusalem were placed under nighttime curfew for several months in a rare move Thursday citing British Mandate-era regulations, according to the Palestinian WAFA news agency. Previously, the home front command had issued six administrative injunctions concerning “sensitive information” concerning alleged activities, according to Haaretz. Injunctions that grant […]]]>
Six residents of the Isawiya district in East Jerusalem were placed under nighttime curfew for several months in a rare move Thursday citing British Mandate-era regulations, according to the Palestinian WAFA news agency.

Previously, the home front command had issued six administrative injunctions concerning “sensitive information” concerning alleged activities, according to Haaretz. Injunctions that grant broad authority to military commanders are typically used for demolitions and detention without trial in the West Bank. The decision to issue the injunction against permanent Israeli residents in Jerusalem is more unusual.

According to Haaretz, Palestinian and Israeli lawyers working in Jerusalem do not recall any personal administrative detention orders ever being issued in the capital.

The IDF said these decisions are “made when defense officials have information indicating a risk to public safety.” This information… is based on classified information, which cannot be disclosed ”.

The nighttime curfew was first enacted into defense regulations by the British Mandate in 1945 to combat Arab and Jewish riots and rebellions in the region. The regulations provided for curfews, censorship measures, movement restriction measures, administrative detention and deportation measures.

The regulation was passed into the law of the new state of Israel in May 1948 with Article 11 of the Law and Administration Ordinance stating that “the law which existed in Palestine on May 14, 1948 shall remain in force” . The Ordinance added that this excluded any law contrary to the laws of the Provisional Council of State and that all laws were subject to modification by the State and its authorities.

The State of Israel still uses the regulations to this day, especially those regarding censorship and administrative detention.

During the British Mandate, the Settlement largely targeted Jews. Mandate Jewish residents and visitors were appalled at the settlement. Richard Crossman, a guest member of the Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry in early 1946, said that “there is no doubt that Palestine is today a police state”, according to Professor Alan Dowty, former chairman of the Association for Israel Studies.

The Knesset discussed the removal of the Standing Orders in 1951, but failed to do so. During the discussions, then opposition leader Menachem Begin rallied to the rules, saying: “The law you used is Nazi, it is tyrannical, it is immoral; and an immoral law is also an illegal law.

“If these laws, the terrorist laws of a repressive regime, remain in the State of Israel, the day will come when no group will be unharmed,” Begin stressed.

The six men under the curfew are Anwar Sami Obeid, Muhammad Elayyan Elayyan, Fayez Muhammad Mheisen, Muhammad Musa Mustafa, Adam Kayed Mahmoud and Mahmoud Ramadan Obeid, according to WAFA. The period during which curfews will be imposed on the six ranges from two to four months.

The young people were released last week after being arrested for disturbing public order. They will be subject to injunctions and will be confined to their homes overnight. Security officials said the reason for the injunctions was information that pointed to the risks posed by the Isawiya inhabitants, according to HaaretzAnwar Obeid has been imprisoned for four years in the past and has been arrested 13 times in the past year. He was not charged in any of these cases and was released shortly thereafter with restrictions.

One resident was told: “You are a terrorist activist in your neighborhood. As such, you are known to be involved in disturbing public order and throwing Molotov cocktails.

Some people arrested in recent arrest campaigns in the neighborhood said police told them if they did not stop the stone throwing their Israeli residency status would be revoked. Only a small number of East Jerusalem residents have ever had their residences revoked.

Isawiya, located next to the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah University Medical Center, is home to approximately 22,000 Palestinians. According to residents and activists, police have entered the neighborhood almost every night since June 12. According to WAFA, there has been a “dramatic increase in police raids which have completely disrupted their lives and plunged the neighborhood into chaos.”

Authorities initially increased their presence in Isawiya due to stone-throwing by residents, according to an Oct. 6 report by Israeli human rights group B’Tselem. According to the B’Tselem report, “the harassment includes daily raids in the neighborhood, the detention of residents returning from work, the issuing of tickets for false offenses, the execution of house demolition orders, acts of violence and detention – especially of minors. “

Residents and activists allege authorities regularly use tear gas and stun grenades, raids homes at night, establish checkpoints and conduct random searches. They also claim that police have arrested between 500 and 600 residents in the past five and a half months, including 300 children. Omar Atiya, a 53-year-old member of the community’s parents’ council, said only seven or eight of those arrested have been charged.

Abby Seitz contributed to this report.


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