Mideast Peace May Rest on the Future of 88 Houses
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A fourth member is under arrest for failing to leave the country several weeks ago. They are being supported by various Palestinian factions, including the Palestinian Authority (PA) in a rare display of solidarity with Hamas.
PA president Mahmoud Abbas recently hosted the PLC members at his Ramallah office. The leaders of Jerusalem's Christian congregations are also supporting the PLC members.
Meanwhile, hundreds more East Jerusalemites continue to live in fear of losing their Jerusalem residency as Israeli authorities strip Palestinian residents who have lived or studied abroad for more than seven years of their residency.
The Israeli authorities have also warned that Palestinians joining demonstrations may be stripped of their residency.