Jalazon Refugee Camp in Ramallah. Credit: Anadolu News Agency
A meeting held by local NGOs and civil society representatives in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah underscored the need to boost relief services and assist humanitarian cases in the Palestinian refugee camp of AlJalazon.
A statement by the Jalazon Community Media Center said the meeting was attended by representatives of the popular committees in the camp and he Palestinian Authority's intelligence service chief, Majed Faraj.
The meeting tackled the hardships faced by Palestinian refugees in AlJalazon camp, in Ramallah.
Jalazone camp is located north of Ramallah and directly borders the illegal Israeli settlement of Beit El to the east. Extensive population growth since the camp was established in 1949 has resulted in overcrowding and overburdened infrastructure.
The ongoing expansion of the Israeli settlement, Beit El, has served as a catalyst for intensified confrontations between camp residents and Israeli occupation forces.
Work opportunities have become largely closed off to camp residents due to road closures and movement restrictions by the Israeli military. This has resulted in consistently high levels of unemployment.