Israeli sources said that the new plan for Jerusalem, which would cost around $5 Millions, shows territorial contiguity between Jerusalem and the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

this linkage annexes wide areas of West Bank land to Jerusalem and changes the demographic balance in the city to 60 percent Jews for 40 percent Palestinians.

The source also added that there is a plan to build another settlement that will connect Sheikh Jarrah area and Ras Al-Amoud with Ma’ale Adumim.

Palestinian observers believe this plan is part of a bigger plan to diminish the Palestinian nature of Jerusalem.

The latest highly disputed purchase deal of Orthodox Church property and the construction of the wall that is surrounding Jerusalem aim to isolate Jerusalem from its Arab surrounding neighborhoods and villages.