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Response to oberliner (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 08:21 AM

76. It's about far more than the Jewish Quarter of the old city

At the end of 2012, the population of the Jerusalem municipality was 815,310 Jews and others (63 percent) and 300,150 Palestinians (37 percent). 61 percent of the residents live on land that was annexed in 1967 (40 percent of whom are Jews, and 60 percent Palestinians). With Palestinians having a higher demographic growth rate (2.6 precent in 2012) than Jews (0.9 precent in 2012), Israel has used various methods to achieve its goal:

Physically isolating East Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank, in part by building the Separation Barrier;
Discriminating in land expropriation, planning and building, and demolition of houses;
Revoking residency and social benefits of Palestinians who stay abroad for at least seven years, or who are unable to prove that their center of life is in Jerusalem;
Unfairly dividing the budget between the two parts of the city, with harmful effects to infrastructure and services in East Jerusalem.

http://www.btselem.org/jerusalem

So that's 200,000 Jews living on land annexed in 1967. The population of the Jewish Quarter is about 2,000. It's really a red herring to bring it up.

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