On Monday the occupation's high court rejected the petitions against the plan to build a cable car in Jerusalem. The court had decided against intervening to reverse the occupation government's 2019 approval of the plan, saying proper planning procedures had been followed.
The cable car plan is a colonial project in the disguise of urban and touristic development that affects Jerusalem in general and Silwan in particular. The project aims to create the image of Jerusalem as a Jewish city in the minds of tourists and visitors ...
by connecting tourist attractions packed with museums on Jewish history. These sites recreate the visual identity of the Old City and hide away its Arabic Palestinian history and Islamic and Christian sites.
According to the final plan (2017), the cable car route will be laid out in two phases. The first will start from the Ottoman train station, west of the city, and reach the “Kedem Center” in Silwan. The second phase will extend from “Kedem Center” to “Pool of Siloam” ...
in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in the south, then the “Jewish cemetery” built on the southwestern slope of the Mount of Olives, all the way to the last stop near the Church of All Nations.
Check out the maps we made for Silwan to learn more about the cable car plan