The ‘apartheid road’: West Bank highway sparks controversy

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Israelis call it highway 4370, but for Palestinians, it’s the “apartheid road”. A new five-kilometre route in the West Bank has just been completed. It’s separated in the middle by a wall eight metres high, and surrounded by a fence. Israelis are allowed to drive on both sides but Palestinians can only drive on their side. For Jewish settlers, this road means quicker and safer access to Jerusalem, while for Palestinians, it’s yet another step towards their segregation. Our correspondents report.