In the name of “peace”, Israel continues to wage a daily war against the Palestinians.
Occupied East Jerusalem – On the eighth floor of a limestone tower in Shuafat refugee camp, Barakat Mohammed Ali, 38, reclined on a sofa and exhaled a cloud of apple-flavoured tobacco smoke.
The Palestinian father of four usually works in the late afternoon, but following the recent wave of unrest in Jerusalem, Ali and his colleagues from the same Arab neighbourhood were told they did not have jobs any more.
“This is the third week that we don’t have work,” he told Al Jazeera. “We are 15 people who work with a contractor, who works with the Modiin municipality. And they fired all of us.”