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  • High Court demands a solution to East Jerusalem water crisis

    Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem have been suffering from a severe water crisis for 10 months. Israel’s High Court of Justice on Monday ordered the state to find a solution to the severe lack of running water in four East Jerusalem neighborhoods located beyond the separation barrier. Despite their location within territory that Israel unilaterally annexed to its capital, the Palestinian neighborhoods of Ras Shehada, Ras Khamis, Dahyat A’salam and the Shuafat Refugee Camp have been suffering from a severe water crisis since last March, when residents went three weeks without any water supply. PHOTOS: Weeks without water in East Jerusalem They…

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  • East Jerusalemites appeal to UN for help with garbage collection

    Palestinian residents of Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, which is grossly lacking in municipal services, are looking elsewhere for help with garbage collection. Mynet (Hebrew) reports that residents of Qalandia and Kfar Akab are “drowning in garbage.”  The two Palestinian neighborhoods are within the Israeli-drawn municipal boundaries of Jerusalem, but located on the West Bank side of the separation barrier. According to Mynet, Qalandia has been without municipal garbage service for eight months, resulting in an “unbearable stench” and “a plague of mice, rats, and roaches.” In Qalandia, Mynet reports, the local committee and residents have come up with creative solutions to…

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