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Demolished At 10 Minutes' Notice (2)

Demolished At 10 Minutes' Notice (2)

Suhaila Shabana sits inside her house before Israeli authorities demolished it because it was built without permission in Beit Hanina in the Jerusalem suburbs, December 1, 2004.
(REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

"Of the 17,600 acres of land that comprise East Jerusalem (including the Old City and the commercial downtown of East Jerusalem), Palestinian citizens of Jerusalem have today the right to use and develop less than 9% of it. According to the 1995 Statistical Yearbook of Jerusalem, 35% (6,250 acres) of the lands were expropriated for Israeli neighborhoods, roads and other facilities. While 80% of land expropriated since 1967 comes from Palestinians, the vast majority of that land has been designated for Jewish housing and other needs. Close to 0% of expropriated land has been designated for Arab use."

Source: Rabbis For Human Rights - Jerusalem Home Demolitions