Campaign: Preserving and Restoring Jerusalem Residency Rights

  • Date: 2018-06-13

The Society of St. Yves - Catholic Centre for Human Rights, in cooperation with Embrace the Middle East, concluded its campaign “Preserving and Restoring Residency Rights in Jerusalem”, aimed at raising the awareness of Palestinians in Jerusalem on the importance of preserving their residency rights in Jerusalem, demonstrating procedures and mechanisms by which the right to residency in Jerusalem can be preserved and reinstated – if revoked- as an inherent right.


This campaign comes in response to the escalation of discriminatory Israeli policies in residency and the passing of new laws that expedite the forcible transfer of Palestinians from Jerusalem, such as the recent law which expands the Israeli Minister of Interior’s discretion in revoking a residency status based on “breach of allegiance” to Israel[1]. Israel grants Palestinians in Jerusalem the inferior status of “permanent residency” and treats them as immigrants in their own city. The residency status granted for Palestinians from Jerusalem is easily revocable as per Israeli laws, which serves as a tool in changing the demographics of Jerusalem to achieve a Jewish majority.

For more on the Campaign, click here (Arabic)


[1] Read more: Amendment to Entry into Israel Law Granting Israeli Minister of Interior Power to Revoke Residency Status of Palestinians in Jerusalem for "Breach of Allegiance", link: