More than 1,500 Palestinians—over half of whom are children—in Jerusalem will be displaced from their homes, under the municipality’s plans to demolish Palestinian buildings to build a biblical theme park. In the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, 169 residents—including 46 children—face imminent displacement as the Israeli courts have ordered them to leave their homes to make room for Jewish Israeli settlers.
These forced displacement actions are part of an ongoing Israeli policy that forces Palestinians out of Jerusalem by stripping their residency rights, confiscating property, denying building permits, and destroying homes. Between January 1 and June 29, 2021, at least 409 Palestinian structures were destroyed by Israel, displacing 575 Palestinians and impacting an additional 4,000. And as many as 20,000 Palestinian structures in Jerusalem are subject to demolition.
It’s critical for the U.S. to take a stand against these ongoing human rights violations.
Contact Congress today! Tell your elected officials to speak out against the forced displacement of Palestinians and to urge the State Department to take action to end Israel’s demolitions of Palestinian homes and property.