NIF Grantee Exposes Scale of Discrimination in East Jerusalem

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Key NIF grantee, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), has published new research documenting the scale of discrimination and inequality facing Palestinian families in Jerusalem. Currently, 38% of the residents of Jerusalem are Palestinian.

Key findings include:

– 72% of all Palestinian families in Jerusalem live below the poverty line, compared to 26% of Jewish families. The poverty rates in Jerusalem and in the Jerusalem District are the highest in Israel.

– Only 44% of East Jerusalem residents are connected to the water network in a regulated and formal manner.

– There are only 6 welfare offices operating in East Jerusalem, compared with 19 in the western part of the city.

– Palestinian schools lack 2,000 classrooms, the dropout rate is skyrocketing, and about 18,600 school-age children are not enrolled in any educational framework.

– 32% of Palestinian students in East Jerusalem do not complete 16 years of education, compared to just 1.5% of Jewish students in Jerusalem.

 

The full report can be accessed here.

 

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