East Jerusalem’s first fully integrated community police station opened in Shuafat refugee camp on Sunday morning.
The facility is part of a NIS 1 billion restructuring initiative to heighten security in the capital’s Arab sector, which will feature six new police centers in flashpoint neighborhoods, 1,200 additional officers, and nearly 200 extra CCTV cameras.Five more stations will be built in Jabl Mukaber, Issawiya, Beit Safafa, A-Tur, and Sur Baher. They are intended to monitor terrorist activity and crime in the volatile neighborhoods, Jerusalem Police Chief Yoram Halevy announced last August.
The Shuafat refugee camp was established in 1965. Since then, it has doubled in size and population to approximately 80,000 residents, many of whom have not received proper police services, or other municipal support.
The next police station is scheduled to open this year in the Sur Baher neighborhood. Read more at Jerusalem Post.