This section contains the Coalition’s written Reports addressing specific topics arising from Israel’s human rights violations in Jerusalem.
- 50 Years of Occupation, 50 Years of Annexation
Report of 50 years of Israeli Occupation and the unlawful annexation of East Jerusalem.
See full: 50_years_final_with_footnotes__1_.pdf
- Collective Punishment in Jabal al Mukabir
The neighborhood of Jabal al Mukabir has been subject to collective punishment in response to an attack carried out by one of the neighborhood's residents.
See full: ccprj__statement_collective_punishment_in_jabal_al_mukabir__1_.pdf
- Status Quo at Al-Aqsa: An Insider's Perspective
As of late, the Al-Aqsa Mosque has once again become a focus of popular Palestinian protest, broad public attention and concern. This report provides background information clarifying the “status quo” in relation to access, worship and jurisdiction over Al-Aqsa and explains why Palestinians and the Muslim community at large fear Israeli plans to take over control.
See full: status_quo_at_al_aqsa-_an_insiders_perspective.pdf
- The Dangers of De-contextualizing East Jerusalem
The dangers of de-contextualizing East Jerusalem: CCPRJ and PHROC urge the international community to address Israel's responsibility as an Occupying Power The Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ) and the Palestinian Human Rights Organisations Council (PHROC) are deeply concerned about the ongoing escalation of violence against civilians in occupied East Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) at-large.
See full: the_dangers_of_decontextualizing_east_jerusalem.pdf
- “Law and Politics: Options and Strategies of International Law for the Palestinian People”
An International Law Conference organized by the Birzeit University Institute of Law, the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem and the Decolonizing Palestine Project and convened at the University of Birzeit on 8 – 9 May 2013.
See full: law_and_politics-_options___strategies_of_international_law.pdf
- “Guidelines for Advocating for Palestinian Rights in conformity with International Law”
The Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem and the Birzeit University Institute of Law are pleased to announce release of this new advocacy tool, which is an outcome document of the conference “Options and Strategies of International Law for the Palestinian People” held at the Birzeit University Institute of Law in May 2013. The Guidelines aim to help non-lawyers understand and apply international law to Israel’s oppressive regime over the entire Palestinian people: those in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 1967, Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the Palestinian refugees since 1948.
See full: advocating_for_palestinian_rights_in_conformity_with_international_law.pdf
- Israel’s Absentees’ Property Law: A tool for taking control of Palestinian land
The application of the Law in occupied East Jerusalem, prospects of judicial and political struggle.
See full: israels_absentees_property_law-_a_tool_for_taking_control_of_palestinian_land.pdf
- Israeli laws and policies denying Palestinians the right to freely enter and establish residence in occupied East Jerusalem
This brief deals with the discriminatory laws and administrative measures used by Israel to deny Palestinians the right to freely enter and establish residence in occupied East Jerusalem. These laws and measures are assessed in the context of the Israeli effort to take permanent control of “greater Jerusalem” through annexation, confiscation and exploitation of occupied Palestinian land and the establishment of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory.
See full: israeli_laws_and_policies_denying_palestinians_the_right_to_freely_enter.pdf
- State Response to Objections to Regional Master Plan for Jerusalem
The National Council for Building and Planning (NCBP) rejected all objections to the Jerusalem Regional Master Plan, which blatantly aims to exclude Palestinians from the city, emphasize Israeli control of the land, and maintain the Jewish demographic majority in the city and region.
See full: summay_state_response_to_objections_to_regional_master_plan_for_jerusalem.doc
- Summary of Objection to the Jerusalem Regional Master Plan
On 24 November 2008, Adalah submitted an objection to the Jerusalem Regional Master Plan in partnership with the Civic Coalition for Defending the Palestinians’ Rights in Jerusalem on behalf of residents of the Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem, and human rights and social change organizations working in the area.
See full: summary_of_objection_to_the_jerusalem_regional_master_plan.doc
- Legal Status of the Population of East Jerusalem since 1967 & the Implications of Israeli Annexation on their Civil & Social Rights
This paper addresses the repercussions of this decision on the legal status of the residents of Jerusalem and on their civil, political and social rights, and explains the difference between "citizenship" and "permanent residency" according to the Israeli law currently in force in Jerusalem. Further, the paper discusses different continuous attempts by Israel to isolate the City of the West Bank and to weaken its Palestinian population on the one hand, and to strengthen the Jewish presence, on the other." (Excerpt from Introduction)
See full: legal_status_of_the_population_of_east_jerusalem_since_1967.pdf
- Aggressive Urbanism: Urban Planning and the Displacement of Palestinians within and from Occupied East Jerusalem
"'Israel's leaders adopted two basic principles in their rule of East Jerusalem. The first was to rapidly increase the Jewish population in East Jerusalem. The second was to hinder growth of the Arab population and to force Arab residents to make their homes elsewhere.'" (Amir Cheshin, Advisor on Arab Affairs to the former Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem)
Aggressive Urbanism discusses the discriminatory urban planning and policies of the Jerusalem Municipality towards Palestinians living in East Jerusalem.
See full: aggressive_urbanism.pdf
- 43 Years of Occupation: The Jerusalem File (second edition)
43 Years of Occupation is an updated summary of 42 Years of Occupation: The Jerusalem File. This edition offers the reader a brief background to the conflict, followed by an introduction to the range and complexity of issues that make the question of Jerusalem one of the most difficult and perplexing issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
See full: 43_years_of_occupation.pdf
- Dispossession and Eviction in Jerusalem: The Cases and Stories of Sheikh Jarrah
Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem,has become the site of a protracted legal battle the implications of which range from the evictions of at least 25 families, to the viability of a future Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. Dispossession and Eviction in Jerusalem, provides a history and background to the neighborhood and people of Sheikh Jarrah, and tells the stories of the Palestinians who now face eviction from their homes.
See full: dispossession_and_eviction_in_jerusalem_sheikh_jarrah.pdf
- The Jerusalem Light Rail Train: Consequences and Effects
The JLRT was designed to serve as a transport system for selected areas of the Jerusalem Municipality, with numberous planned routes. The first line crosses the 1948 Green Line and connects major Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) to the Jerusalem city center. In addition to providing Jerusalemites an alternative form of green transportation, completion of the first line will play a key role in consolidating Israeli control over occupied East Jerusalem. It will incorporate a number of large settlements into Jerusalem by ensuring their ease of access with the central part of the city." (General Overview)
See full: the_jerusalem_light_rail_train.pdf
- 42 Years of Occupation: The Jerusalem File
Since 1967, Israel has imposed a military and administrative occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The international community regards this annexation as unlawful. Unlike in the West Bank and Gaza, Israel considers East Jerusalem to be a part of the Israeli state as the "united Jewish capital". It imposes its own laws and policies, forcefully integrating the Palestinian inhabitant of East Jerusalem. Israel has adopted policies with grossly violate the basic human rights and dignity of the Palestinian people.
See full: 42_years_of_occupation.pdf
- The Separation Wall and International Law
This study, Nasser Arayes, of Al Haq, stipulates that the Separation Wall under construction around the West Bank is among the gravest of Israel's violations of international law. "This study holds that the Separation Wall that Israel has been constructing inside the West Bank since mid 2002 is one of the most serious violations of international law perpetrated by Israel as an Occupying Power. The Wall has negatively impacted various aspects of Palestinian life including education, employment, health and residency among others, and is a violation of Palestinians' rights to self determination."
See full: the_separation_wall_and_international_law_2008.pdf
- Legalizing Demolition, Illegalizing Construction: The Israeli Occupation's Campaign Against Palestinian Lands and Construction in Jerusalem
"The Palestinian land has been at the center of the Arab-Zionist conflict from the very beginning of the Palestinian cause and throughout its stages: prior to the creation of Israeli in 1948, after Israel's occupation of the remaining part of Palestine in 1967, and to date. The Judaization and annexation of Jerusalem has been a major goal of the Israeli occupation, which it seeks to achieve by imposing demographic changes on the ground."
See full: the_israeli_occupations_campaign_against_palestinian_lands_and_construction_in_jerusalem.pdf
- Education in Jerusalem: Current Situation and Challenges Ahead in the Lack of a Unified Educational Authority
This report discusses the challenges that face the educational system for Palestinian children and youth in East Jerusalem. These challenges stem from the four different educational authorities in Jerusalem. Education in the city is supervised by the Islamic Waqf (affiliated with the Palestinian Authority), the Israeli Ministry of Education/Municipality, the private sector and UNRWA. The multitude of supervising bodies has had a negative impact on the status and development of education in the city, making planning and cooperation more difficult and hindering the promotion of a Palestinian national identity amongst the student body.
See full: the_right_to_education_campaign.pdf
- Forced Displacement and Ethnic Cleansing: Israel's Violations of the Palestinians' Rights to Residency in Jerusalem
"The goal of this study is to examine the extent to which Israeli policies and measures aimed at increasing the Jewish presence in Jerusalem and minimizing the Palestinian can be classified as forced displacement amounting to ethnic cleansing. To this end, the study will provide a background on the legal status of Jerusalem, and detail the policies and methods adopted in Jerusalem by Israeli authorities to expel Palestinians from the city, analyzing these under relevant international and human rights law."
See full: forced_displacement_and_ethnic_cleansing-_israels_violations_of_palestinians_rights_to_residency.pdf
- Israeli Laws and Judicial System as Tools for Accomplishing Political Objectives in Jerusalem
"The first of these steps was to guarantee control over the city since its occupation on 7 June 1967 by bringing it under the 'Israeli jurisdiction' and subsequently under the authority of the municipality of 'West Jerusalem'. To this end, thousands of dunums of land were confiscated for building 'Jewish neighborhoods' in the first years of occupation."
See full: israeli_laws_and_judicial_system_as_tools_for_accomplishing_political_objectives_in_jerusalem.pdf
- Effects of the Separation Wall on the Economy in Arab Jerusalem
"The Separation Wall in the Jerusalem area is a major factor affecting the economy of Jerusalem. This paper follows the stages of the Wall's construction to outline the political, economic, social and security goals of Israel, who aims to isolate Jerusalem from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories, restricting access from the West Bank and facilitating access to and from Israel."
See full: effects_of_separation_wall_on_the_economy_in_arab_jerusalem.pdf