East Jerusalem streets have been nameless for decades, making it difficult for residents to enjoy basic services such as mail. The Municipality decided to change this situation, approving names for Arab neighborhood streets.
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"We are working in all fields to bridge the gaps in east Jerusalem – in terms of education, culture, infrastructure, transportation, planning and construction," said Mayor Nir Barkat, welcoming the decision.
"Naming all cities in east Jerusalem will improve the quality of life, and from now on every single resident will have his own address."
Professional elements in the Municipality and members of the Names Committee remapped the city and located nameless streets in a bid to name them immediately in cooperation with East Jerusalem intellectuals, Arab villages' leaders and the residents' representatives.