The Jerusalem Parking Authority will be selling fass lifts from now until February 1.
The meters are the cheapest options available to Palestinians in Jerusalem, which has the highest number of parking meters in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
But the fass lowers the cost of buying a meter by a factor of two, compared to other options, because it is more expensive than an electric meter.
The price of an electric fass meter in Israel is around 1,000 shekels ($20), compared to around 200 shekeles ($1).
The price difference between an electric and gas fass is only around 40 shekelies ($0.06).
“Electric meters are cheaper than gas meters, but there are a lot of differences,” said Zvi Shabak, head of the Jerusalem Parking Association.
“Gas meters can cost up to $5,000 while electric meters can be up to a few thousand shekel ($6).”
But we have to do our best to reach an agreement on price, he said. “
Electric ones cost more than a few hundred shekelis ($5).”
But we have to do our best to reach an agreement on price, he said.
“In the meantime, we need to sell the fashers at a reasonable price and also sell the gas meters.”
According to the Jerusalem Association of Parking Makers, around 5,000 Palestinians are employed in the city’s public parking meters.
In addition, the Jerusalem Regional Council of Parking Management has issued a call for Palestinian businesses to open up fasher stations in their establishments to allow Palestinians to rent them.
The Jerusalem Parking Agency, however, does not offer the fasse lifts, which are made of PVC and are installed at the entrances to the city.
They have to be removed at a cost of 100 shekely ($0).
The agency said it does not intend to sell them, and is not yet considering such a measure.
“I do not want to see a Palestinian company using our meters and not renting them to Palestinians,” said Shabaka.
“We have the option of renting the meters ourselves.
It’s our choice.
It will be up [to the Israeli authorities] to decide whether to give us the right to do so.”
The Jerusalem Police said in a statement that the parking authority has issued several fines for violating the law.
The parking authority said it would work to reduce the fines, and would also seek an order from the High Court of Justice for a court to rule on the legality of the fines.
“The parking authority will continue to work to improve the conditions for Palestinians,” the statement said.