OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli Jerusalem municipality’s planning committee approved Wednesday plans to construct a new light rail line that will connect some of the city’s illegal settlement outposts and dismember Palestinian neighborhoods.
The 20-kilometer-long so-called Blue Line will begin in the southern settlement of Gilo, pass through the city’s center and end at the Ramot settlement, in northern Jerusalem. A second Blue Line route will start at the Malha illegal settlement.
The Blue Line is expected to be of use to some 250,000 settlers, and will complement the current Red Line of the light rail system. Work on extending the Red Line to Hadassah Hospital is also underway.
A third, Green Line — from Mount Scopus to Gilo — is set to be approved in the near future.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said on his Facebook account that the move is a momentum of transportation development in the holy city.