Many Palestinian residents of Jerusalem are less than eager for an end to Israeli rule. Some 250,000 people could find themselves under Palestinian rule if the idea of ceding parts of Jerusalem to a new Palestinian state goes forward. “If they put a border here, we’ll move to Haifa and Tel Aviv. You’ll have 50,000 people who live here leaving East Jerusalem in minutes,” said Jamil Sanduqa, head of the popular committee that governs the Shuafat neighborhood. Many of the city’s Palestinian residents openly worry about being cut off from jobs, unemployment insurance and medical care.
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