Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway construction proves nightmare for veteran community
Lifta residents: Work on Route 1 tunnels is destroying our homes; families plagued by extreme noise and eviction notices.
Yoni Yochanan long ago got used to the ceaseless noise emitted from the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway. But the booms that explode on the other side of his house have deprived the 50-year-old of sleep for a year-and-a-half. The series of explosions, each 30 seconds in length, are part of the tunnel construction procedure followed by the Israel Railways − the railroad is digging a tunnel into the side of a hill along...
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