The Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR) connects large Israeli settlement blocs in occupied East Jerusalem increasing their territorial continuity and easing settler movement, whilst further fragmenting and strangling Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighborhoods. The JLR network is composed of 3 main rail axes - red, green and blue - that are at various stages of development. This infographic highlights developments and corporate complicity in the J-Net project which includes the construction of the operational Red Line, its expansion, and the establishment of the new Green Line. The infographic also illustrates the route of the Blue line which is currently in the tender stages.
Signed in 1994 by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, the Paris Protocol, which regulates the financial relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, de-facto formalized the structural advantages of the Israeli economy over the Palestinian one. The agreement resulted in the creation of a Palestinian captive economy that is exploited by both the Israeli state and private corporations.
As of January 2017, Israel operates 4 large-scale commercial solar fields on Palestinian occupied land in the West Bank. Connected to Israel’s national grid, these fields electrify Israeli households in settlements and within the Green Line.
Through Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) debt management, Israel devours Palestinian revenues. Israel’s payment deductions are kept in the dark with no monitoring mechanisms. At the same time, electricity generated from renewable means in illegal Israeli settlements is bought by IEC.