Open-air Prisons in Jerusalem: Shuafat Refugee Camp and Kufr Aqab

Israel is cited as maintaining the largest open-air prison in the world in Gaza. Israeli rule over East Jerusalem has created similarly unlivable conditions for Palestinians in the holy city.
Since the first day of the 1967 occupation of Jerusalem, Israeli authorities not only changed the status of Jerusalem, but also perused changing the character of the city – namely, by implementing policies to minimize the number of Palestinians in the municipality, while maximizing the number of Israeli Jews. Significantly, Israeli authorities categorized Palestinians in East Jerusalem as “permanent residents,” a status that makes their presence a revocable privilege rather than an inherent right.
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