Jerusalem Human Rights Consortium
The proposed East Jerusalem City Centre Masterplan is discriminatory in nature, adopting ethnic engineering policies that weaken the city's already vulnerable Palestinian population, and stands in stark contrast to the favorable planning and construction criteria and policies adopted in the previously announced West Jerusalem City Centre Masterplan, which is considered a manipulation of the occupied city’s demographic components that accounts as a war crime by Israel.
The proposed masterplan grossly disregards the basic necessities of the Palestinian community residing within its boundaries, effectively prohibiting any new residential units from being built for the next two decades.
The second objection, filed on Monday through the Arab Centre for Alternative Planning, is based on the schools' vital importance and function, as well as their placements.
In 135 classrooms, the schools currently serve 1976 students. Rather than increasing their capacity to respond to the right to education, the new Masterplan limits their expansion, despite the fact that they need to expand to 180 classrooms.
by setting construction restrictions, such as story levels and requirements, in order to preserve existing structures.