East Jerusalem or Eastern Jerusalem refer to the parts of Jerusalem captured and annexed by Jordan after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and then captured and annexed by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. It includes Jerusalem's Old City and some of the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, such as the Temple Mount, Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The term "East Jerusalem" may refer to either the area under Jordanian rule between 1949 and 1967 which was incorporated into the municipality of Jerusalem after 1967, covering some 70 km2 (27 sq mi) (much of which is geographically north and south of the city center as well as east), or the territory of the pre-1967 Jordanian controlled part of the Jerusalem municipality, covering 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi) (only geographically east of the city center, mainly the predominantly Arab business district, the Old City and surrounding neighborhoods). East Jerusalem is the proclaimed capital of the proposed Palestine although Ramallah serves as the administrative capital. Israel has declared all of Jerusalem, both East and West sections, as its undivided eternal capital.
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7 June – The Old City of Jerusalem is captured by the IDF ... Israel expanded significantly ("The Purple Line") and included the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Golan Heights, Sinai Peninsula and Gaza, which had been held by Jordan, Syria and ... an 800-year old neighborhood in the southeast corner of the Old City of Jerusalem, is demolished by the Israeli government, creating a plaza in front of the Western Wall in order to make public ...
... See also List of mayors of Jerusalem Anwar Al-Khatib (1948–1950) Aref al-Aref (1950–1951) Hanna Atallah (1951–1952) Omar Wa'ari (1952–1955) Ruhi al-Khatib (1957–1994 ...
... East Jerusalem was annexed by Israel after its victory over Jordan during the Six-Day War in 1967 ... East Jerusalem was joined with the western part of Jerusalem, along with several surrounding Palestinian towns and villages ... Today, Arabs constitute 55% of East Jerusalem and 33% of Jerusalem as a whole ...
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