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Revocation of Residency Status of East Jerusalem Residents
Other | 19.2.2009
Further response by the Interior Ministry, following HaMoked's petition under the Freedom of Information Act, seeking to clarify the scope of revocations of East Jerusalemites' residency. The Interior Ministry provides details regarding the number of minors whose residency was revoked between 2005 and 2007, and describes the manner in which it receives information concerning East Jerusalemites' acquired statuses in foreign countries. The Ministry refuses to provide information regarding the reasons for the revocations, claiming that many work days would be required to gather the information.
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
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 (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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