Palestinians have submitted documents to Israel that prove that they own the West Jerusalem site proposed for the US embassy.
Palestinian landowners were crushed when Israeli officials refused to authorize a neighborhood on their own land—the first in East Jerusalem since 1967.
Israel manipulates the complex reality of land settlement and registration in Jerusalem, and Palestinians must understand and confront it.
From 1967 to 1993, successive Israeli governments laid the foundations for an expanding settlement enterprise to Judaize Jerusalem and its surroundings.
The founder and director of the Israel Land Fund, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Arieh King, describes the fund’s goals in his own very explicit and unequivocal words.
Israel froze modern LSR in East Jerusalem in 1967. In 2018, it reversed this policy in an open attempt to strengthen its sovereignty over the contested area.
An overview of the labyrinthine status of land in East Jerusalem and its implications
A legal analysis of the legality and likely motivation behind Israel’s resumption of land registration procedures since 2018
Israel uses the 1950 Absentees’ Property Law and several amendments to it to confiscate Palestinian property across East Jerusalem and give it to Jewish settlers.