Israel Rejected Plan That Would Avoid Splitting Beit Safafa, Documents Reveal

Recently revealed documents contradict Israel's claim that it cannot build a tunnel for a new Jerusalem road to avoid cutting an Arab village in two.

The six-lane highway planned through the Arab village of Beit Safafa, which is located within Jerusalem’s city limits in the southern part of the capital, does not have to cut the community in two but rather could pass through a tunnel, documents related to the plan have revealed.