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'Clear him out': Palestinian tenants struggle to rent in west Jerusalem

Miriam Berger, The Guardian

In this divided city, an Arabic name can severely limit the ability to find a home – and anti-discrimination laws don’t cover private housing.

“It’s very hard as a Palestinian to find a place to rent in west Jerusalem,” says Adi Lustingman, a human rights lawyer at the Jerusalem-based firm of Lustingman & Blank. “Many [Palestinian] people that I’ve talked to just find it very, very hard to find someone who will be willing to rent [them] a house. And sometimes they need to have a friend to be the formal person to rent.”


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