East Jerusalem

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East Jerusalem is the eastern portion of the city of Jerusalem. It lies in Palestine, but is under military occupation by Israel. The Israeli government has unilaterally annexed it. Large numbers of Palestinians live in East Jerusalem, but are under constant pressure by the Israeli government and by Israeli settlers. Annexation and oppressive measures taken against Palestinians are violations of international laws of war. Acquisition of territory by conquest is illegal, as is expropriation and displacement of an occupied population.