Divided Jerusalem

Al Jazeera takes you through a brief tour of East Jerusalem - with a mostly Palestinian population - and West Jerusalem, which is entirely Jewish, to highlight the disparity in infrastructure and quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

By: Showkat Shafi and Zena al-Tahhan for @AJLabs

Although Israel claims Jerusalem as its undivided capital, the realities for those who live there cannot be more different.

More than 70 percent of the Palestinians in Jerusalem live below the poverty line, while the average poverty rate in Israel is 21.7 percent. A matrix of discriminatory Israeli government policies has effectively obstructed the natural growth of the Palestinian population in East Jerusalem.

While Palestinians live under apartheid-like conditions, Jewish Israelis enjoy a sense of normality, guaranteed for them by their state.


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Salah el-din Street

EAST

Jaffa Street

WEST