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Israeli car crashes in Hebron due to rock-throwing

By David Wilder
7/1/2009, 12:00 AM


What a welcome to Hebron!
Ben Yosef Livnat (Limor Livnat's nephew), a student at the Ohr Shlomo Kollel, was today moving into his new home in Beit Hadassah in Hebron. However, while driving from Kiryat Arba into Hebron via Tzir Tzion - the Zion Road, Arabs pelted his car with rocks, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a wall. Fortunately he wasn't badly hurt, but, G-d forbid, it could have been much worse. What a welcome to Hebron!

Tzir Tzion has been closed to Arab traffic for years, due to security threats on the road. The army was planning on opening this street to Arab traffic, but was stopped at the last minute due to oppostion from the head of Israeli intelligence Yuval Diskin. Subsequently, the Knesset Security and Foreign Affairs Committee requested that the road not be opened until they had a chance to examine the issue.

If this is what happens when the road is closed, what would happen were it to be opened to Arab tra
What would happen if the Zion Road was opened to Arab traffic?
ffic?