RAMALLAH, September 5 (JMCC) - The Association for Civil Rights in Israel has issued a report warning that Palestinian residents of Jerusalem
feel unsafe in their homes.
ACRI highlights the main problems as selective enforcement of residents’ rights, unlawful detention of minors, little oversight of private security guards for the Jewish compounds, the use of surveillance cameras as causing an intrusion of privacy, and the seizure of neighborhood plots for Jewish construction.Read
The report, “Unsafe Space: The Israeli Authorities’ Failure to Protect Human Rights amid Settlements in East Jerusalem,” is based on months of testimonies by Arab residents of the area.
The residents expressed frustration that they cannot go to authorities with complaints about noise or disturbances by their Jewish neighbors because they are often viewed as the instigators of the problem and arrested.
The police’s “selective enforcement” of the law is creating an untenable living situation for the Arab residents, ACRI claims.
the story at the Jerusalem Post