Israel gearing for effective separation of East Jerusalem Palestinians

23.12.2011                      27.Kislev. 5772                       Channuka 3

Politik:

Israel gearing for effective separation of East Jerusalem Palestinians

State whitewashing construction plans between Jerusalem, Ma'aleh Adumim.

Last week, a new border crossing was opened in East Jerusalem's Shoafat neighborhood, to little fanfare. Two days later, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat asserted that Israel should relinquish Palestinian neighborhoods of the capital that are beyond the separation barrier, despite the fact that their residents carry Israeli identity cards.
Some people view these events as two pieces of the same puzzle. A third piece is the resumption of work on separate roads for Israelis and Palestinians between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim….