The Highway, the Village and the Road Not Taken

A major new highway that is meant to link Jewish settlements on the outskirts of Jerusalem is bisecting Palestinian village of Beit Safafa, cutting families from each other and making their lives a nightmare. On a larger scale, it blocks the possibility of a viable Palestinian state.

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Beit Safafa is a Palestinian village in southern Jerusalem. Around 10,000 people live there. The village maintains good neighborly and work relations with Jerusalem, which annexed it.