BIRTH OF A UTOPIA
Rawabi is the first planned city in the West Bank built for Palestinians. It is 9 kilometers outside Ramallah and 20km from Jerusalem, built on a hill that was an olive grove until a few years ago. Intended to become an independent city with all modern amenities, as well as an open air mall selling luxurious western brands, a giant amphitheater, a 7D cinema and a museum, it is designed to house 25,000 people in it’s first phase of development. Rawabi has received huge attention, both...