Jerusalem’s identity and the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict

The identity and the special status of the old city of Jerusalem have already complicated the core issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict since the occupation of the city in 1967. The Israelis took over the old city from King Hashemite of Jordan annexing it in 1948 as a part of the West Bank after the Jewish Israeli forces defeated the Palestinian Arabs and occupied the western part of the Holy City. The Israeli occupation has changed the demographic and heritage structure of the city and commemorates the occupation after 3,000 years from the “control of strangers” according to their “biblical doctrine”.
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