View more on
Precarious Status
View more topics under
Status, Voice, and Governance

When Palestinian Jerusalemites Must Prove That Jerusalem Is Their “Center of Life”


Jerusalem Story

For Palestinian permanent residents of Israel, meeting the burden of proof to the state that Jerusalem is their “center of life” is a cumbersome and high-stakes matter. If the proof is insufficient their legal status in their city will be revoked, and they will be forced to leave. But this demanding process of “proving” does not just happen once, or even with each new ID. As the infographic shows, they are required to submit such proof (in the form of copious documents) almost continuously throughout their lifespan.