Published: Sun, January 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Five Israeli soldiers held in alleged revenge beating of Palestinian suspects

Five Israeli soldiers held in alleged revenge beating of Palestinian suspects

An Israeli settler shows a picture on his cellphone of a Palestinian who attempted a stabbing attack as he is taken away by Israeli soldiers, at the entrance of the Givat Avot neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, on January 11, 2019.

Many segregated roads are in the West Bank, but none divided along its entire length by a wall.

The opening ceremony was reportedly attended by Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, Transport Minister Yisrael Katz and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, in turn, lashed out at Israel's decision to open the highway, which the ministry claimed "comes within the framework of Israel's ongoing efforts to undermine any chance of reaching a political solution".

"Apartheid Road", which was built more than 10 years ago, remained closed amid a dispute between the Israel Defense Forces and the country's police in connection with a new checkpoint.

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"It's a shame on the worldwide community to see an apartheid regime being established and deepened without doing anything to stop it", the PA statement read.

Mohammed Abu Zaid, administrative director of the local council for Al-Zaim, a Palestinian village on the other side of the wall, fears that the journey from his village to the city will be lengthened by some eight kilometres (five miles) if the project is completed.

Instead, Palestinian drivers will travel on the Palestinian side of the road around Jerusalem from the east, without being allowed to enter.

"The deafening silence of the global organizations and governments worldwide to Israel's actions is allowing the Israeli occupation to destroy the remaining chances for a just peace and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital".

A two-lane road built on a stolen land opens in occupied Jerusalem.

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