Jerusalem was occupied for 19 years by Jordan, a nation that bnlocked access to holy sites in the city, through out the Jews living in the sector they controlled and destroyed Synagogues, cemeteries, schools in an attempt to erase Jewish history in the city. Prior to that time, it was ruled by Britain under the terms of a League of Nations Mandate which required that nation to create a home for the Jews there. Why do people use ther term occupied when referring to the city that, according to the British census had a majority Jewish population until Jordan's army took over?
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