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Eli Yishai: Opening Kiryat Arba-Hebron route dangerous

By David Wilder
5/10/2009, 12:00 AM


We have already learned that whenever we try to protect Palestinian lives, Jews end up getting hurt,"
Ynet has printed an article by Roni Sofer headlined: 

Yishai: Opening Kiryat Arba-Hebron route dangerous

Interior minister rebukes decision to open West Bank road to Palestinian traffic, demands matter be put to cabinet vote

Interior Minister Eli Yishai:

"It has come to my attention that the opening of the Zion Route for Arab travel was brought before the political echelon by the defense establishment," said Yishai in a letter to Barak. "Knowing the importance of the route to the Jewish community which frequents the Cave of Patriarchs, I must note my reservations.

"Our main task is the security of the (Jewish) residents of Hebron and those visiting the Cave of Patriarchs, and we must not make light of with their fate. We have already learned that whenever we try to protect Palestinian lives, Jews end up getting hurt," he wrote.

The cave, he stressed, was the second most scared place to the Jewish people, and therefore "any decision which may prevent Jewish masses from visiting the forefathers' tombs should be avoided."

A decision of this nature, which is bound to affect the lives of many Jews, must be made only after the government ministers have a chance to study and prioritize it."

Full article at: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3713556,00.html

Please to to link http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3713507,00.html  (article in Hebrew) and leave a reaction there. Very important!