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Revocation of Residency Status of Permanent Residents of Jerusalem
Other | 12.11.2008
Response by the Interior Ministry's Freedom of Information Commissioner following HaMoked's petition under the Freedom of Information Act, demanding information regarding the revocation of East Jerusalemites' residencies. According to the Ministry, the residencies of 1360 East Jerusalemites were revoked in 2006; in 2007, 289 were revoked. The Ministry evades disclosing the reasons for these revocations, claiming that the cases are not marked uniformly, and extensive resources would be needed to gather the details. The response states that persons whose residency expires are sent notice to their address as it appears in the population registry, and are given 45 days to appeal the decision. For the petition see linked items.
Updates
12.4.2009
In response to HaMoked's petition under the Freedom of Information Act, the Interior Ministry provided data regarding the scope of residency revocation in East Jerusalem: Between 2005 and 2007, 1,869 permanent residents of Jerusalem were revoked of their residency, including 91 minors
1.12.2009
In 2008, the Ministry of Interior revoked the Israeli residency status of 4,577 residents of East Jerusalem – including 99 minors: The number of cases of revocation of residency in 2008 alone is equal to approximately one half the total number of cases of residency revocation between 1967 and 2007
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