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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


Arieh King [1] in Shuafat Refugee Camp [2]

“The head of Aterat Cohanim [3], Arieh King, who is responsible for buying [Palestinian] homes in Jerusalem, enters the [Shuafat Refugee] camp and claims to have friends and property rights there. He entered the camp to take a motor cycle of his that had been stolen.”

-The State of Shuafat Refugee Camp

[Selected Comments:]

– “Does he think he has friends there or does he mean property?!”

– “ Our people [the Palestinians] are easily deceived.”

– “I’m sure he has really good friends in the camp that do the same work he does.”
0202 Editor’s Notes:

[1] Arieh King is the director and founder of the Israel Land Fund and a member of the Jerusalem city council who works to acquire lands and properties in East Jerusalem and pass them on to Jewish ownership.
[2] The Shuafat Refugee Camp is a Palestinian refugee camp within the Jerusalem jurisdiction located next to Shuafat, a Palestinian Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem. The camp is located outside the separation wall, but technically, the Shuafat refugee camp falls under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem municipality. It is thus the only Palestinian refugee camp located in Jerusalem.
[3] Aterat Cohanim is an Israeli Jewish organization with a yeshiva located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. It works for the creation of a Jewish majority in the Old City and Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem.

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