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Al-Zaytouna Centre provides an analytical study of the great leaps in Israel’s Judaization of Jerusalem in 2012 and 2013.

This study is the approved English translation of chapter six of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013, edited by Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh. The Arabic version of this Report was released in 2014, and the draft of this chapter was written by Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Abu Jabir and Ziad Bhies.

During the 2013 elections, groups advocating the construction of the “temple” and the destruction of al-Aqsa Mosque were able to acquire elections unprecedented political status. At the same time, they managed to improve their organization, activities and ability to coordinate.

No observer or researcher will fail to see that the Judaization of Jerusalem is one of the central goals of the Israeli state, for which it utilizes resources and energy; it is progressing on the ground in an unprecedentedly efficient manner, and that it has been increasingly acquiring US cover.

This chapter discusses Israeli settlement expansion, which continues to go hand in hand with land confiscation programs, construction of housing units, destruction of Palestinian agriculture, imposition of control over Palestinian water, laying bypass roads, and demolition of Palestinian homes. This all happens while Israel continues with its siege of Gaza Strip and military attacks against it, destruction of its infrastructure, obstruction of fishing, and other programs for attacking Palestinians and their land.

This study is available in Pdf format & the first pages are also available in HTML format.

>> Click here to download Chapter Six: The Land and the Holy Sites 2012-2013 (45 pages, 1.5 MB)

>> Click here to read the first pages of Chapter Six: The Land and the Holy Sites 2012-2013 (HTML format)

 The Executive Summary of The Palestinian Strategic Report 2012–2013 and the Expected Trends for 2014


Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 30/10/2015