Posted on 12 November 2013

Dislocated Communities: The Case of Khirbet Khamis | November 2013

Unlike the vast majority of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, residents of Khirbet Khamis, a small community north of Bethlehem, hold West Bank, instead of Jerusalem, ID cards. As a result, under Israeli law they are considered “illegal residents” in their own homes. Additionally, the Barrier physically cut off the community from the Bethlehem urban area, which has served as the residents’ main service, livelihood and social center.