Palestinian Residency Rights: A Movement Toward the End of Statelessness in East Jerusalem?

Palestinian Residency Rights: A Movement Toward the End of Statelessness in East Jerusalem?

By: Inessa Wurscher.

Since 1967, native-born Palestinians in East Jerusalem have struggled to acquire and maintain legal residency. This struggle has left many Palestinians with a tenuous status that may be revoked at any time, leaving them stateless and without a legal remedy. Now, a recent Israeli Supreme Court decision ordering Israel to reinstate a Palestinian man’s residency may mark the beginning of new protections for East Jerusalemites. 

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