The Local Council of Kufr ‘Aqab was founded in 1996 shortly after the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in order to develop the local infrastructure and provide basic services. The population of the village has since drastically increased and outgrown the capacity of the local council.
With the construction of the Annexation Wall and the rising prices of rent in Jerusalem, many Jerusalemites have moved to Kufr ‘Aqab not only due to the low prices but also because they could build without having to apply for permits from the Israeli occupation municipality. Due to the population increase, the local council has been unable to provide services to all residents and is struggling to fulfill its responsibilities amidst the policies of neglect from the Israeli occupation and the attempts to cleanse Jerusalem of its native Palestinian residents.
Professionalism, transparency and equality.
Kufr ‘Aqab is a modern village enjoying all the necessary services for the prosperity of its residents and is an essential part of al-Quds.
The local council implements projects that ensure a powerful infrastructure in the village and provides services that meet the needs of the community. The council also represents the local community in the defence of their rights against the Israeli occupation.
The development of basic infrastructure in the village.
Preparing a master plan for construction in the village.
Establishing a park and playing spaces for kids.
Creating an atmosphere that gives youth the incentive and motivation to be active in community work.
Volunteers with experience in civil defence and first aid are needed, with preference for fluent Arabic speakers.
Dump for solid waste
- Sewage system
The local council is currently working on establishing a sewage system.
Paving bypass roads in the village in collaboration with the Palestinian Ministry of Finance.
Building water tanks to alleviate the damages caused by rain.
Working with the Committee of Northern Jerusalem to represent the residents' interests and defend their rights.
Organising social and awareness workshops for school kids.