Ethnic cleansing, Israel style

Gov’t decision strips Palestinians of their East J’lem property

The Sharon government implemented the Absentee Property Law in East Jerusalem last July, contrary to Israeli government policy, since Israeli law was extended to East Jerusalem after the Six Day War.

The law means that thousands of Palestinians who live in the West Bank will lose ownership of their property in East Jerusalem.

Government officials estimate the assets total thousands of dunam, while other estimates say they could add up to half of all East Jerusalem property.



Meron Rappaport, Haaretz Correspondent
Last update — 15:01 20/01/2005