Jerusalem Neighborhood Profile: Shuafat Refugee Camp


The Shuafat refugee camp, the only refugee camp that lies within the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem, epitomizes the three issues central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Palestinian refugees, security and the future of Jerusalem. As such, Israel has tried to ignore the existence of Shuafat Refugee Camp in the past, and recently decided to leave the camp on the Palestinian side of the Separation barrier, excluding its residents from the city.This report outlines the social, political and human fabric of Shuafat refugee camp, as it relates to the central issues of the conflict.