32. Upgrade Transportation Infrastructure in the West Bank, Especially in Areas That Mostly Serve Palestinians

Enabling better and easier movement throughout the West Bank is one of the easiest ways to demonstrate that a contiguous Palestinian state remains viable while also improving the daily lives of ordinary Palestinians. Building a more extensive network of roads will also enable better access to East Jerusalem for West Bank Palestinians and ease some of the movement issues created by the separation barrier. In particular, upgrading the Wadi Nur road, connecting Ramallah in the northern West Bank to Bethlehem in the southern West Bank, would improve Palestinian transportation contiguity and also mitigate the ongoing controversy over the extent to which Israeli construction in the Ma’ale Adumim bloc will divide the West Bank in half.