UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People co-organized with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem, Part 1
“Annexation in Practice – Palestinian Lives in Jerusalem”
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
The UN Palestinian Rights Committee, in collaboration with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), held the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem on “Annexation in Practice – Palestinian Lives in Jerusalem” as a series of events. The first event in this series was held on 28 July 2020 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (New York Time), via WebEx.
The speakers – Ms. Maha Abdallah (Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Jerusalem), Ms. Hagit Ofran (Peace Now, Jerusalem), Mr. Osamah Khalil (Syracuse University, USA) – highlighted the history of Israel’s decades-long illegal annexation of East Jerusalem and the lived reality of Palestinian Jerusalemites under this regime.
Through raising awareness with international audiences – Member States, civil society and media – about the Israeli annexation reality as Palestinians live it in Jerusalem, the Conference highlighted the various critical dimensions of the situation in the City after over 50 years of Israeli occupation and its associated policies and measures.