Quality of life will be seriously compromised. Many residents will be cut off from mosques, schools, and other facilities. Areas accessed easily will be blocked. Lengthy travel will be required to reach them.
Days earlier, attorney Kais Nasser filed an administrative petition to block construction. It accelerated. Plans made years earlier proceed post haste. They include confiscating Palestinian land to facilitate Israeli colonization.
Residents are grievously harmed. They got no chance to object. One spoke for others saying highway construction will be another Separation Wall. "It's a great injustice."
Israel calls the highway a major project with "high economic value." Doublespeak duplicity claims harming Beit Safafa residents helps them. Perhaps dispossessing them entirely will benefit them most.
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