The Israeli Government Policy of Maintaining the Jewish Majority in Jerusalem
The Israeli government has a policy of maintaining the Jewish majority in
Jerusalem by a ratio of 73.5% to 26.5%. The Israeli policy has been implemented
since 1967 in Jerusalem to reduce the Palestinian presence in the city and these
measures included the controlling and revoking identity card holders inside the
Students who continued to study long years abroad have had their ID cards
revoked. Palestinians who married and stayed abroad lost their right to be
residents of the city.
Also, Israel, through its urban plan, has always controlled the presence of
Palestinians through the city by not providing them with enough space, by not
letting them grow. Many Palestinians could not find housing for years and sought
housing outside the city instead. Now we find 70,000 Jerusalemites live in the
West Bank area because they could not find housing in Jerusalem.
Illegal Israeli colonies in East
Jerusalem (in blue)