Work Begins on New Jerusalem Light Rail Extension to Serve Jews and Arabs

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Nadav Shragai - Work has begun on the infrastructure for the Jerusalem light rail's second line, the "Green Line," which will run from Hebrew University on Mount Scopus in the north to Gilo in the south. Like its predecessor, the line will serve both the Jewish and Arab populations. At the same time, the "Red Line," which opened in 2011, will be extended to Neve Yaakov in the north and Hadassah Ein Karem Medical Center in the south. The Jerusalem light rail has become a symbol of coexistence and 200,000 Jews and Arabs ride it each day. In 2014-2016, the railway became a target for firebombs and stone throwers, but the Israeli authorities insisted on continuing to run the train through the Arab neighborhoods of Shuafat and Beit Hanina.

2018-03-13 00:00:00

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