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May 25, 2017 12:53 pm

Netanyahu Presented With Plan to Transfer Some Eastern Jerusalem Neighborhoods to Palestinian Municipal Control

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Likud Knesset member Dr. Anat Berko. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Knesset member Dr. Anat Berko (Likud) has presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a plan to separate some eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods from the city and place them under Palestinian municipal responsibility, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday.

The majority of the neighborhoods discussed in Berko’s plan were never officially in Jerusalem’s jurisdiction. Berko is proposing that Palestinian residents of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods should eventually have their Israeli citizenship revoked.

The Jerusalem Post also reported that this week’s discussions between Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump addressed the issue of potentially transferring some municipal authority in eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods to the Palestinian residents of those communities.

In a separate and purportedly unrelated move, Israel’s National Security Council is deliberating the option of separating the Shuafat refugee camp and the Kfar Aqab neighborhood from Jerusalem’s municipal area, and creating an independent regional council for those areas, Israel’s Channel 10 reported Wednesday.

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  • Richard Head

    BAD idea.

  • Paul

    This is a GREAT idea.
    So, how does it sit with the repeated mantra about Jerusalem being united forever ? Jerusalem is in fact a divided city – divided by a physical security wall, and divided de-facto because NO israeli dares venture into various sections of Jerusalem, including Shuafat refugee camp and many other places that were inadvertantly proclaimed part of
    the city by mistake in 1067 because the areas were mistakenly thought to be empty of the (hiding) arab population.
    If someone who is NOT from the right wing had suggested it – they would be called every name in the book, including “traitor”, and may well be murdered, like Rabin, for being a “moser”.

  • HamMakabi

    Did not bother to read it. The headline was enough. BAD idea.

  • Reb_Yaakov

    Has anyone thought of polling the residents of those neighborhoods to see what they would like to have done?