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Modern Palestinian City Going Up in West Bank

A new Palestinian city is rising on a hill in the West Bank. The first tenants are due to move in to the billion-dollar project next year, but there are many challenges. Rawabi means “hills” in Arabic, and the inspiration for the name is clear from this hilltop some 10 kilometers northwest of Ramallah and 25 kilometers north of Jerusalem. Several thousand people are to move next year into the first 600 homes. Eventually a city will rise with a population of 25,000. Rawabi will be the ...

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