The Split Between East and West Jerusalem

This video [04:47], published by i24NEWS, an Israeli international news channel based in Tel Aviv, presents the difficult dilemma of the Palestinians in East Jerusalem.They are not citizens, but rather have “Jerusalem residence status,” while paying municipal taxes to Israel. Osama Abu Halaf, a lawyer and resident of East Jerusalem, claims that as residents they do not receive the treatment and rights they deserve. Ben Avrahami, an adviser to the previous mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, says otherwise, reminding viewers that Barkat built 500 new classrooms in East Jerusalem while he was mayor, and invested 50,000,000 shekels each year in the infrastructure.

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