Gerusalemme

Rage in Jerusalem

 

All Jerusalemites pay taxes, but the proportion of the municipal budget allocated to the roughly 300,000 Palestinian residents of a city with a population of 815,000 doesn’t exceed 10 per cent. Service provision is grossly unequal. In the East, there are five benefit offices compared to the West’s 18; four health centres for mothers and babies compared to the West’s 25; and 11 mail carriers compared to the West’s 133. Roads are mostly in disrepair and often too narrow to accommodate garbage trucks, forcing Palestinians to burn rubbish outside their homes. A shortage of sewage pipes means that Palestinian residents have to use septic tanks which often overflow. Students are stuffed into overcrowded schools or converted apartments; 2200 additional classrooms are needed. More than three-quarters of the city’s Palestinians live below the poverty line.

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Israeli police shoot 5-year-old in the face while exiting school bus

Ma'an News Agency, 26/12/2014

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(MaanImages)

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday afternoon shot a 5-year-old Palestinian child in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet in East Jerusalem as he was getting out of a school bus on his way home, relatives said.

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Jerusalem's Arab bus drivers speak out

Al Monitor, Dec. 30, 2014

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A bus owned by Egged, Israel's largest bus company, passes old buildings in Jerusalem on Dec. 3, 2014. (photo by AFP/Getty Images/Ahmad Gharabli)

 

In an interview with Al-Monitor, three Arab bus drivers who spoke on condition of anonymity, A., N. and D., described the harsh atmosphere, the attacks and humiliations that have become a matter of routine.

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Israeli forces demolish building, 20 stores in Shufat camp

Ma'an News Agency, 05/12/2014

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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Bulldozers heavily escorted by Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished 20 stores and an ancient structure in Shufat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, sources told Ma'an.

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In Israel, a 'zero tolerance' policy on hate crimes just isn't enough

Haaretz, 01.12.14

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This was the fourth price-tag attack on Hand in Hand. Yet it was only a week ago, following the horrific terror attack in Har Nof, that closed-circuit security cameras were installed at the entrance to the school.

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