Smoke and trash || Palestinian town left reeking due to bureaucratic gap
In an unusual display of environmental sensitivity, Israel's Civil Administration shut down El Bireh's landfill; the city responds by emptying its garbage trucks around town.
Garbage cans are overflowing and emitting a nauseatingly sweet smell, and in some of them there are flames at night that shoot off embers in all directions. There are piles of smoking refuse at the sides of the roads and in the various neighborhoods. That is the look and the odor of El Bireh these days, where a garbage war is being waged.