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ACT! Stop Israeli destruction in East Jerusalem's Beit Safafa!


February 16, 2014- Act to halt Israeli destruction in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Safafa and displacement of the local Palestinian population there. Recently sanctioned by the Israeli Supreme Court, Israeli authorities continue to build a six-lane highway through Beit Safafa that will serve expansion of Israeli settlements in the area. The highway, built on land confiscated from Beit Safafa, does not serve local Palestinians and constitutes a violation of international law. Below is a recent statement issued in this matter by the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem....

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ACT! Stop Israeli destruction in East Jerusalem's Beit Safafa!

Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

Construction of the illegal highway through the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Safafa (Photo: Lea Frehse for the AIC)

February 16, 2014

Act to halt Israeli destruction in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Beit Safafa and displacement of the local Palestinian population there. Recently sanctioned by the Israeli Supreme Court, Israeli authorities continue to build a six-lane highway through Beit Safafa that will serve expansion of Israeli settlements in the area. The highway, built on land confiscated from Beit Safafa, does not serve local Palestinians and constitutes a violation of international law. Below is a recent statement issued in this matter by the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem:

The Israeli Municipality of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Transport are currently undertaking large-scale construction work in Beit Safafa, occupied East Jerusalem, in order to complete a highway ("Begin Highway") that will serve the expansion of Israelĺs illegal settlements in and around the southern part of occupied East Jerusalem and expedite the annexation de facto of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc. The occupied Palestinian population of Beit Safafa does not benefit from this highway which is being imposed on them against their will. Although the highway is being built on land confiscated in the past from members of the community and passes through its center, no access road onto the highway will be available for the local Palestinian residents. Moreover, the highway is causing grave losses and damages to individuals and the community of Beit Safafa.

On Sunday, 26 January 2014, the Israeli Supreme Court sanctioned completion of the illegal section of the "Begin Highway" that cuts through the Palestinian community. Whereas, earlier on, the court had demanded substantive remedies to mitigate the damage caused for the inhabitants of Beit Safafa, it decided on Sunday that the Israeli Municipality of Jerusalem, the Ministry of Transport and the Moriah Development Company may now complete the six-lane extension without modification. 

The court ruled, however, that a new detailed plan will be required to advance work on the 10-lane interchange that will connect the highway to Road 60 (Tunnel Road) leading to the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the occupied West Bank.

Under international law, the Begin Highway currently under construction in Beit Safafa is illegal. Among others, Israel violates its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention by constructing a highway in the OPT which serves the permanent settlement of Israeli citizens in the OPT, and which does not benefit the occupied Palestinian population but rather the interests of its own citizens, including those in the illegal settlements. Moreover, since the section of the highway under construction in occupied Beit Safafa is part and parcel of Israelĺs illegal settlement activity in the OPT,

Israel, with the construction of this highway, is responsible for the serious breaches of international humanitarian and human rights law already analyzed in the ICJ Advisory Opinion of 2004 on the Israeli Wall in occupied Palestinian territory, including the permanent acquisition of territory by force, violation of the Palestinian right to self-determination, forced population transfer, unlawful expropriation and destruction of Palestinian property and gross and systematic infringements against the human rights of the occupied Palestinian population.1 Based on the ICJ Advisory Opinion and the recent UN Fact Finding Mission on the Israeli settlements, therefore, Israel with its Begin Highway extension in Beit Safafa is responsible for serious breaches of peremptory norms of international law which trigger the responsibility of all States, and for war crimes which give rise to individual responsibility.2

The Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem reiterates its appeal to:

The international diplomatic community, the United Nations and governments, to terminate relations with the Israeli Municipality of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Transport, and to adopt the measures required for Israel to halt construction of this illegal settlement highway and make full reparation to the inhabitants of Beit Safafa;

Private businesses to terminate all business with the Israeli Municipality of Jerusalem and the Ministry of Transport, and Hyundai, JCB, Volvo and Caterpillar to ensure that their equipment is withdrawn from the construction work for this illegal highway;

Local councils, municipalities and civil society to boycott the Israeli Municipality of Jerusalem until it cease all illegal settlement activity in occupied Palestinian Jerusalem. 

TAKE ACTION! Send email to your MEPĺs with demands to:

pressure Israel and the responsible executive entities, in particular the Israeli Ministry of Transport, the Jerusalem Municipality and its Moriah Jerusalem Development Company, to immediately cease construction of the new illegal settlement highway in Beit Safafa and make full reparation for losses and damages already caused to the occupied Palestinian population;

ensure that no international recognition is granted to the unlawful situation resulting from the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise of which this highway is part, and no public or private funds or business activities contribute to the construction of the illegal highway.



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