West Bank: Israelis, Palestinians separated by wall on road

Israelis and Palestinians celebrate the opening of the road on Wednesday. Included in the

Israelis and Palestinians celebrate the opening of the road on Wednesday. Included in the

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has condemned a decision by the Israeli authorities to open a road that separates Palestinian communities from a Jewish-only illegal settlement northeast of Jerusalem.

Hebron and its environs are a frequent flashpoint, with the southern West Bank city divided between Israeli and Palestinian control and the two populations often coming into contact with each other.

Two weeks ago, the western side opened in front of the Palestinian residents area, which will prevent them from entering Jerusalem.

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

"This is an Israeli example of apartheid and racist separation that once existed in South Africa", PLO Executive Committee member Ahmad Majdalani told Israeli media.

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The Palestinian Authority said in a statement that the road posed a challenge to "the credibility of the worldwide community".

The "Apartheid Road" has been years in the making, and according to rights groups, and is about much more than just easing traffic for settlers travelling to Jerusalem.

"The western side serves Palestinians who can not enter Jerusalem, while the eastern side is reserved for Israeli settlers", Haaretz reported.

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.

The long-term goal is to provide settlers with another route to allow them to access Jerusalem more directly, said Aviv Tatarsky of Israeli NGO Ir Amim, which opposes settlement expansion. In this case, however, the wall separates the whole route.

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