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TitleWater and sanitation in East Jerusalem
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsEmergency Water, Sanitation and Hygiene group, EWASH
Secondary TitleEWASH advocacy task force fact sheet
Pagination4 p.; 2 photographs; 4 boxes
Date Published2011-02-01
PublisherEmergency Water and Sanitation-Hygiene Group, EWASH
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, access to water, israel jerusalem

Palestinian residents of Jerusalem lack access to adequate water and sanitation infrastructure and services primarily due to the Jerusalem Municipality's strict housing and urban planning regime which places strict criteria for entitlement of these services. Over half of Palestinian Jerusalemites are not allowed, under Israeli law, to connect to the water network mainly because they do not have housing permits (which are almost impossible to obtain), thus resorting to unlicensed connections. Furthermore, lack of allocation of adequate municipal funds for Palestinian areas has led to dilapidation of water and sanitation infrastructure. Finally, over a third of Palestinian households are not connected to the sewage network contributing to environmental degradation and exacerbating risks to public health. [authors abstract]

NotesWith 20 footnotes including references
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