The Legal Status of East Jerusalem

NRC|Published 15. Dec 2013
This document presents an analysis of the legal aspects pertaining to the status of East Jerusalem, and the legality of Israel’s claim of sovereignty over East Jerusalem since 1967.

Following a brief background of the legal situation, this document describes Israeli occupation and annexation of East Jerusalem and legislation aimed at strengthening it’s hold. This legislation is then analysed from an international law perspective, and concludes with a discussion of the civil status of Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem.

This report has been published by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) with assistance from the European Union.