8 Lurking Dangers in Jerusalem Featured

By Saif Baker May 14, 2024 4141

Occupied Jerusalem faces a series of imminent dangers, as the tentacles of the occupation target every inch of the city in an attempt to change its identity and target its sanctities, specially the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The occupation authorities plan to empty the occupied city of its inhabitants and transform it into a city of Jewish landmarks and population. They have resorted to enacting various legislations since the occupation of Jerusalem in an attempt to assert their control over various aspects of the city and achieve Judaization objectives. (1)

What are the most dangerous threats facing occupied Jerusalem?

1- Daily incursions:

Settlers invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque almost daily, with the number of mosque invaders between 2009 and 2023 reaching approximately 303,284 invaders. (2)

2- Expulsion:

Expulsion from "Al-Aqsa" is considered a punitive measure against the protesters and worshippers, with the number of Palestinians expelled from the mosque between 2013 and 2023 reaching approximately 3,501 Palestinians. (3)

3- Distortion of city landmarks:

The occupation has escalated the construction of Judaizing landmarks aimed at distorting the Arab and Islamic appearance of the city. The occupation has built over 100 Jewish landmarks in the Old City and its surroundings. (4)

4- Settlement:

In efforts to increase the number of settlers, the occupation's branches approved the construction of approximately 125,591 new settlement units between 2014 and 2023. (5)

5- Demolition of Jerusalemite Homes:

Israeli occupation authorities demolished approximately 1,869 homes and structures in occupied Jerusalem between January 1, 2009, and March 1, 2024. This led to the displacement of around 3,848 Palestinians, and more than 49,000 others were affected. (6)

6- Arrests:

Israeli occupation forces arrested around 9,052 Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem between 2021 and 2023, constituting about 2.5% of the total Palestinian population in Jerusalem. (7)

7- ID Revocations:

According to the Israeli "HaMoked" Centre for Défense of the Individual, Israeli occupation authorities revoked the IDs of 14,727 Palestinians from occupied Jerusalem between 1967 and 2021. (8)

8- Impoverishment of Jerusalemite Palestinians:

Israeli policies have led to the impoverishment of the Palestinian community in Jerusalem. Approximately 77.5% of Palestinian families in the eastern part of Jerusalem live below the poverty line, and 86% of Palestinian children in Jerusalem are impoverished.Top of Form


(1) Adnan Abu Amer, "The Future of Jerusalem in the Context of Judaization," a study.

(2) Hisham Yakoub (Editor) and others, "The Annual Report on the Situation of Jerusalem 2023," International Jerusalem Foundation, Beirut, 1st edition, 2024, pp. 23-24.

(3) Reports on the Situation of Jerusalem issued by the International Jerusalem Foundation between 2013 and 2023.

(4) Ali Ibrahim, "Judaization of Jerusalem in 33 Points," International Jerusalem Foundation, Beirut, 1st edition, 2022, p. 6.

(5) Book: "Jerusalem Statistical Yearbook 2021," Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, 2021. [https://bit.ly/3m7hwTA]

(6) OCHA, Interactive Data Map. [https://bit.ly/3rtHaC2]

(7) Reports on the Situation of Jerusalem issued by the International Jerusalem Foundation between 2021 and 2023.

(8) HaMoked Centre’s Facebook Page, 11/4/2021. [https://bit.ly/3MejhJd]

(9) Jerusalem Institute for Research for Policy, Economic and Employment Indicators in "East" Jerusalem, 2019. [https://bit.ly/3xg8J74]

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Last modified on Tuesday, 14 May 2024 08:47