VP Data Source Sheet for Residency Revocation
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Visual: Residency Revocation
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Data collated by Visualizing Palestine.
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Synopsis
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East Jerusalem was illegally annexed in 1967. The revocation of residencies of Palestinians from Jerusalem, often resulting in their forible transfer from Jerusalem, is one of many methods used by the Israeli regime to reduce the number of Palestinians in Jerusalem.
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Residency Revocation as a policy
This is an update by Hamoked dated April 6, 2017: Israel continues its "quiet deportation" policy: in 2016, the Ministry of Interior revoked the residency status of 95 Palestinians from East Jerusalem
http://bit.ly/2t74Lftn/a
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Number of revoked residencies
These figures were provided by the Israeli MOI
The figure is now14,595 (including update for 2016)
http://bit.ly/2ssMo2w1-2
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Dependent Children (footnote)
The text states: As of 2014, 14,200 ID cards had been revoked from Palestinian residents since 1967 (if their dependent children are taken into account, the number of those stripped off their residency rights – and with it of social and health benefits – increases to over 86,000.
http://bit.ly/2smXUBj8
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The Rome Statute
The text states: “the deportation or transfer [by the Occupying Power] of all or parts of the population of the occupied territory within or outside [the territory it occupies]”, constitutes a war crime in international armed conflicts."
http://bit.ly/24OKZlUArticle 8(2)(b)(viii) of the 1998 ICC Statute
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Permanent Resident Status
After the occupation and illegal annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel created the status of “permanent residents” for Palestinians from JerusalemAfter the occupation and illegal annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967, Israel created the status of “permanent residents” for Palestinians from Jerusalem
http://bit.ly/2sXKTNl3
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Since 2006, Israel has been escalating the use of residency revocation as a punitive measure. (footnote **Under Article 7 of the Rome Statute)
As the revocation forms part of a widespread and systematic policy to transfer the protected Palestinian population, it may amount to a crime against humanity
http://bit.ly/1TeuDLN
Article 7, 1d
pg. 3-4
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