They live a lot better in east Jerusalem today than they lived under the Jordanians. However east Jerusalem looks like a slum all those illegal buildings built by the Palestinians. Furthermore building anything in Jerusalem is next to impossible Just look at holyland they had to work so hard to get permission maybe even paying bribes to build. The laws and the beurocracy is impossible for all citizens of Jerusalem especially east Jerusalem Shepards hotel took 20 years to get approved!! and that was for Irving Moscowitz backing you can be sure he had the best legal teams.
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from the article: Jerusalem Day celebrates an illusory unification