Infrastructure projects in Jerusalem, especially those that involve East Jerusalem, are controversial due to East Jerusalem’s contested status. The Brown Line is planned to run roughly north-south and almost entirely in East Jerusalem. It will connect settlements at either end.
- Municipal efforts to implement the Brown Line project will highlight human rights issues affecting Palestinian residents.
- Activists will pressure foreign firms not to bid for contracts on the line.
- Companies that do participate in the project face the risk of legal action in some European jurisdictions.