Revoking Palestinians of Jerusalem residency ‘war crime’

Nazi regime committing a war crime by revoking residency permits for Palestinians in East Jerusalem. In new report “deportation or forced transfers of any part of the population of an occupied territory could amount to war crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court” said

The report detailed how revoking permits is part of a larger strategy that includes “unlawful settlement expansion, home demolitions, and restrictions on building in the city”, which have resulted in “maintaining a solid Jewish majority in the city”.

“Israel claims to treat Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set of rules for Jews and another for Palestinians,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.

Nearly 15,000 Palestinians in East Jerusalem have had residency permits revoked since 1967, the report said.

“This constitutes forcible transfers when causing displacement to other parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory and deportations when displacement takes place outside the country,”  it added.

More than 300,000 Palestinians there have permanent residency status but are not ‘Israeli’ nationals…

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