The U.S. Agency for International Development financed the construction of several sections of a segregated highway network in the West Bank, Palestinian researchers found.
USAID helped build approximately one-fourth of the 114 kilometers of proposed roads, according to a map prepared by researchers at the Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem.
The road network, which was planned by Israelis to serve as the main transportation corridor for Palestinians, has been widely referred to by Israeli media and various human rights groups as Israel’s “apartheid road” plan, The National reports.
The U.S. pledged six years ago that it will not help implement the project, The National says. Other international donors also promised not to support the project.
USAID officials were not available for comment, the newspaper adds.