Haaretz: Israel Cancels Residency Status of 140,000 Palestinians
Israel’s cancelling of the residency status of 140,000 West Bank Palestinians reported by Haaretz constitutes a war crime and represents an Israeli attempt to affect the demographic composition of the West Bank.
Erekat’s comments were in response to a Haaretz report earlier Wednesday that quoted an official Israeli document according to which Israel has used a covert procedure to cancel the residency status of West Bank Palestinians between 1967 and 1994.
The document was written after the Center for the Defense of the Individual filed a request under the Freedom of Information Law. The document states that the procedure was used on Palestinian residents of the West Bank who traveled abroad between 1967 and 1994.