Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights

JCSER: Israeli Department of Antiquities hides outcome of archaeological excavations

The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER) calls on the Israeli Department of Antiquities to reveal the outcome of archaeological excavations currently taking place under its supervision. These excavations are being carried out in Jerusalem’s old City; inside the Palestinian Museum, also known as the Rockefeller Museum in Occupied Jerusalem; and in Shu’fat, along the main Jerusalem-Ramallah road. 

Israeli Conciliation Court decides to temporarily freeze construction separation barrier

The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER) has obtained a court decision from the Israeli Conciliation Court in Tel Aviv forcing the Israeli army to freeze construction work on the so-called Israeli ‘security fence’ in the Sawahreh Ash-Sharqiya neighborhood, south of Occupied Jerusalem, for thirty days. 

More Palestinian homes demolished in occupied Jerusalem

During the month of August, there was an unprecedented escalation in the demolition of Palestinian houses, with twenty-two houses demolished during this single month. During September, to date a total of seven buildings, with twelve apartments, have been demolished, in addition to a cement wall surrounding a piece of land with an area of two dunums, belonging to Azzam Maraqa. 

Israel expelled Palestinian father of five from Jerusalem

Israel deported Ali Shqeirat, a father of five, from Jerusalem. Israeli authorities cited “illegal residency”. The deportation of Ali Shqeirat is a dangerous precedent that may affect thousands of Palestinians married to female Jerusalemites and who live in Jerusalem without Israeli authorization, while awaiting the Israeli Interior Ministry’s approval of their family reunification applications.  

Israel issues demolition orders for the destruction of 18 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER) has revealed that demolition orders have been issued against eighteen Palestinian houses in Al-Ashqariyeh in Beit Hanina, north of Occupied Jerusalem, and delivered to the home-owners. High fines have been imposed on the owners, with the Israeli authorities citing ‘illegal’ construction.