Which Jerusalem? Borders and Lines

When you look at different maps of Jerusalem, you’re likely to find different versions of the city. This is because Jerusalem’s boundaries have been repeatedly redrawn over the past 100 years, particularly since the 1948 occupation. For the Palestinian people, Jerusalem stretches from the southern outskirts of Ramallah in the north to Bethlehem in the south, and from the borders of Jericho in the east to the borders of Ramlah in the west. Accordingly, these are the borders of the Jerusalem district in this book (see map below), and in the chapter The People Of Jerusalem you can read the stories of all neighborhoods, villages and communities within these borders.


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