Israel took over mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the international community. The Palestinians see east Jerusalem, which includes the Old City, as the capital of their future state. They consider each property sale to Israeli settlers there as another blow to their cause. Life sentenceSome 320,000 Palestinians live in east Jerusalem, while the Israeli settler population there has now grown to 210,000. Daniel Luria of Ateret Cohanim, which works to increase the Jewish population of east Jerusalem, defended its actions.
Source: Egypt Independent January 20, 2019 03:56 UTC