Palestine Railways [1892-1948] - بتير Jaffa and Jerusalem Railway,
Crossing the territory of Battir village is a railway which connects Jerusalem with Jafa, and can then move them to many of the Palestinian territories through a network of railways, and gained a reputation for the village as the last stop of the train to Jerusalem, was having its center of a neighboring villagers who wish to travel to Jerusalem to visit, work or sell their products in the same way and then return to the village and from there to the neighboring villages.
The Battir inhabitants have preserved a traditional agriculture of growing fruit trees and vegetables on the terraces. The water is carried by a system of channels from the ancient spring at the center of the village. When the railway was constructed in the region, part of the lands of Battir remained on the other side of the railway and after the 1948 war remained in Israeli territory, while the village itself and the adjacent lands were in Palestinian territory, (under Jordanian mandate ). In the framework of the Rhodes armistice agreements of 1949, Israel signed an agreement with Jordan under which the railway remained within Israeli territory but the Battir villagers could continue to hold their lands inside Israel. A short while later, it was also agreed that the villagers would be free to cultivate their lands on both sides of the railway. This arrangement persisted over the years until the second Intifadah. There was no barrier separating the Palestinian lands from the Israeli land and the inhabitants were free to approach their lands with all the necessary agricultural tools and transportation vehicles, early 2012 the Israeli occupying authority informed the Battir Council that they will embark construction of the apartheid wall, as such an attempt to breach the Rhodes agreement, the wall will destroy the land, the water system, clearly the purpose of the Israel authority is to destroy Palestinian livelihoods, culture and history.
اول توثيق بالصور لقطار يافا -القدس في فلسطين قبل 120 سنة حتى اليوم .. الفيلم يوثق حقائق تارخية خلال 100 السنة الاخيرة من خلال تسلسل الاحداث على سكة حديد القدس و من خلال التوقف في محطة قطار بتير جنوب مديبة القدس ! !