Multiple team members from Jerusalem Story
The Palestine Festival of Literature returns after a four-year hiatus.
Zoheir Rajabeh, a resident of Batn al-Hawa in Silwan, lives in limbo, while Israeli settlement organizations work with authorities to force his family out of their home.
For the third year in a row, Israeli authorities enforced strict restrictions on participation in the Holy Saturday celebrations, the holiest day of the year for Orthodox Christians.
The Status Quo agreement on Jerusalem’s holy sites, enacted in the Ottoman era, seeks to prevent conflict between religious groups. Increasingly, it is being violated.
A Palestinian media office that helped the PA extend its radio and TV broadcasting into East Jerusalem is shuttered by Israel.
Home demolitions take place in Palestinian neighborhoods across the city; Jabal Mukkabir is targeted and its residents take to the streets.
Christians throng the streets for a tree-lighting ceremony in the area of the New Gate in the Old City.
Exuberant celebration is added on the list of forbidden acts for Palestinian Jerusalemites under Israeli occupation.