Spain company and workers reject work on Jerusalem railwayStaff Writer | February 4, 2019
A Spanish company announced that it had rejected an Israeli tender to build part of the Jerusalem railway, which will cut deep into occupied territory.
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The company’s workers also rejected its participation in the project on the same grounds. Representatives of the workers said that the problem lies in the fact that the railway will pass through Palestinian lands to serve illegal settlements in East Jerusalem.
“Any project in any city around the world, especially Jerusalem, must respect human rights and international legitimacy in its implementation,” CAF stressed.
CAF added: “The General Assembly of the United Nations and the International Court of Justice [ICJ], through various resolutions, have said that they are against the occupation of land through which will pass the section of the railway.” ■