PA slams Israeli "apartheid road" in West Bank

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

He was referring to Palestinian attacks against Israelis, which in recent years have included sometimes deadly car-rammings and stabbings.

About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built illegally since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Many residents of nearby settlements work in Jerusalem.

Aisha Muhammad Talal al-Rabi, 47, a mother of eight children, from the Bidya village near Salfit in the northern occupied West Bank, was killed and her husband was injured, after Jewish settlers hurled rocks at their vehicle near the Zaatara checkpoint in Nablus in the northern West Bank.

But a Palestine Liberation Organisation official joined others who have called it "the first apartheid road" and voiced fears it could create a precedent.

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The open hearing on Tuesday, which drew worldwide attention, was his first public appearance since his arrest on November 19. Ghosn's prolonged detention has put the spotlight on Japan's justice system, which has come in for some global criticism.

He warned that this road plan could lead to the expulsion of Khan Al-Ahmar village and more than 21 other Palestinian communities.

Israeli settlement activity, deemed illegal by most world powers and under the global law, is considered one of the thorniest issues that hindered the peace talks between Palestinians and Israelis.

Palestinian Aisha Al-Rabi, a mother of eight, died after Jewish settlers stoned her auto in the West Bank.

Jerusalem is already cut off from the West Bank by Israel's separation barrier, built during the bloody second Palestinian intifada.

The new 5-kilometer Route 4370, also known as the "Easter Ring Route" is a four lane route: two lanes for Israeli settlers travelling from the West Bank into Jerusalem, and two lanes circumventing around the borders of Jerusalem for Palestinians with West Bank IDs.

Still, he sees an advantage with the new road.

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