The Israeli occupation plans to isolate and withdraw the identities of about 140,000 Jerusalemites who live outside the Apartheid Wall, in an attempt to resolve the demographic conflict in occupied Jerusalem for the benefit of the settlers.

And Israeli reports spoke of plans to isolate entire large Palestinian communities in the north and east of Jerusalem, inhabiting between 125-140,000 Jerusalemites who hold the "blue" Jerusalem ID.

The Palestinian presence inside the Holy City remains a major concern for the occupation, despite its racist measures in Judaizing lands and confiscating them, demolishing homes, and its continuous attempts to displace Jerusalemites and push them to leave the city.
The former commander of the occupation police in Jerusalem, Micky Levy, called for "stripping thousands of Jerusalemites from the right to residency and removing major gatherings from Jerusalem.

A demographic struggle

Fakhri Abu Diab, a researcher in Jerusalem affairs, says that the demographic conflict in Jerusalem is one of the most important issues that concern Israeli politicians and Judaization planners, as it is "a time bomb that may pose a threat of Israel ".

Abu Diab added, "Therefore, Israel is working rapidly and rapidly to resolve this conflict, by setting up plans to get rid of Jerusalemites and reduce the Palestinian presence in the city in the interest of the settlers ".

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The occupation fears that the number of Palestinians in the city will increase over the next three decades, reaching half a million Jerusalemites who hold the "blue" identity, and it will become difficult to deport them, expel them, and withdraw their identities.

Over the past years, the occupation's policies have not succeeded in displacing Jerusalemites voluntarily, despite the demolitions and appropriation of homes and lands, the denial of licenses, the revocation of IDs, and others, so plans have been put in place to empty the city in other ways, according to Abu Diab.
He explains that the occupation began with practical and formal steps to expel huge population centers from the city center and isolate about 140,000 Jerusalemites who live in “Kafr Aqab, Samir Amis, Shuafat Camp, and Qalandia,” and some of the surrounding communities.

'Legal exits'

He points out that thousands of Jerusalemites live in East Jerusalem, such as “Abu Dis, Al-Eizariya, and Al-Sawahra.” The occupation began by gathering data and general and intelligence information about them, and through the means of communication and social communication, in order to work to expel them.

According to Abu Diab, the occupation has gone a long way in this regard, and is trying to search for legal exits in order to get rid of these Jerusalemites living outside the wall and cancel their permanent residency.

The occupation aims, through its plans, to reduce the number of Jerusalemites to only 12% during the coming years, in exchange for raising the number of settlers in what is known as "Greater Jerusalem", to one million settlers.

Abu Diab asserts that the occupation wants to surround the population centers with settlers, and to create a small number of Palestinians in Jerusalem, in order to bring about demographic change in favor of the settlers, and to make the city purely Jewish.

It shows that the occupation wants a Palestinian minority in the city so that it does not have any influence on its Judaization projects, or to confront them and prevent their implementation, thus reducing future risks.

In order to confront these plans, Abu Diab stresses the necessity of an urgent international deterrent, the development of national strategies and plans, and action at all levels, public, official and legal, to stop those plans to expel the indigenous Palestinian population from Jerusalem .