Remember, "Arab East Jerusalem" is a fabrication intended to deceive the reader into viewing the eastern part of Jerusalem as Arab property. The term derives from the ethnic cleansing of Jews following the invasion and conquest of Jerusalem by the Arab Legion under Jordanian command in 1948-49. Here's how Wikipedia describes the scene:Israel captured Jerusalem's Old City and the rest of Arab East Jerusalem from Jordanian control in 1967.
Deploying the alias "Arab East Jerusalem" to describe the eastern portion of the city is like characterizing American cities where blacks were expelled between 1890 and 1930 as "Caucasianland" or referring to the south side of Chicago as "Negroidville". If that makes you shudder, Reuters racist reference to "Arab East Jerusalem" should as well.A few days before the war, Legion troops were involved in the Kfar Etzion massacre. At Latrun, the Legion blockaded the Jerusalem highway. On May 28, 1948, they conquered the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City (i.e. inside the walls of the Old City), expelled the Jews who lived there and took part in the destruction of the Synagogues therein. The Legion also secured the West Bank for Transjordan.
Jewish families leaving the Old City of Jerusalem through Zion's Gate. June 1948. John Phillips, LIFE Magazine.