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Jerusalem’s ‘car-hating’ city council wants car meters removed

The Jerusalem city council on Wednesday approved a proposal to remove car meters from Jerusalem’s streets, as the Jerusalem Post reported.

The city’s planning and zoning commission decided that meters would not be installed in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound as planned, a move that has drawn criticism from Arab groups.

The move was met with opposition from the Israeli-Palestinian and Palestinian communities, who say the move would lead to further segregation.

The decision was met by cheers from the crowd.

Al Jazeera’s Al Jazeera’s Ali Abunimah reports from Jerusalem.