There's been talk for years of Israel's stronghold on all of Jerusalem including Occupied East Jerusalem part of the Old City that is not recognized as part of Israel's legal territory. Jerusalem is not recognized as the "eternal capital" of Israel proper either. Which is why Tel Aviv often serves as the defacto capital for many international diplomatic missions and embassies. Successive Israeli governments even before 1967 War have allowed illegal Jewish settlers from Israel and abroad including the U.S. and France to take over private Palestinian homes under an apartheid like grab of property that in other countries would amount to a quiet ethnic cleansing. Many settler groups have used dubious, false even and shady legal documents and have gotten the High Court of Israel to side with settlers (after aiming to aid individual Palestinian cases) in obtaining Palestinian homes and lands including agricultural lands and schools in Occupied East Jerusalem and other Palestinian neighborhoods such as Silwan, Beit Hanoun, Sheik Jarrah. Israeli government have pressed ahead with new/ continual construction on many empty settlements across Occupied Jerusalem and West Bank violating international law and going against the UN Resolutions holding Israel as accountable occupier and condemning the "Middle East's only Democracy" for its human rights violations against Palestinians.
|Lost of Palestinian homes and agricultural lands to illegal Israeli settlements ie colonies|