European companies are involved in the new Cable Car project in East Jerusalem. A joint project sponsored by the Israeli government and the Jerusalem Municipality aims to construct a cable car that will link West Jerusalem, the Old City, Mount of Olives near the Seven Arches Hotel and Gethsemane.
On Wednesday, Israeli forces destroyed a building in Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem. The building- which belongs to the Tawtah and al-Tawatnji families- is a three-storey one that is still under construction.
Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Palestine Martina Anderson has called for East Jerusalem to be placed under immediate international protection after a series of violent clashes have left several dead and tensions heightened to an extreme level.
UNRWA spokesperson, Chris Gunness, said that UNRWA is ‘deeply alarmed by the escalating violence and widespread loss of civilian life in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel’ in a press release published on their website 13th of October. They said that only serious political action can stop violence from escalating.
Reinhold Mitterlehner — Austria's minister of science, research, and economy — was scheduled to be in Israel next week to sit down with Ofir Akunis, Israel's science, technology and space minister. The meeting was billed as a chat about the future of scientific collaboration between the two countries, and the two ministers were planning to sign two memoranda of scientific cooperation.
According to a report by Peace Now, the Israeli Ministry of Housing is working on plans to construct 55,548 illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem); this includes plans to build more than 25,000 units on the Palestinian side of the Apartheid Wall; 8,372 units in the E-1 area; two new settlements (Givat Eitam, south of Bethlehem and Bitronot/Brosh, northern Jordan Valley); and over 12,000 units in annexed East Jerusalem and the Old City, among other illegal settlement projects.