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  4/4/2011, Adar Bet 29, 5771

Kiryat Arba-Hevron Road Segment to be Dedicated


Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz will dedicate the first portion of a new road from Kiryat Arba to the Me'arat Hamachpelah Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron on Tuesday. Interviewed on Arutz Sheva's Hebrew journal, the minister said he saw the current road with its defects last year, he gave instructions to establish a new route based on Jewish history. At the same time, the road is intended to improve traffic and make it safer.

Asked about the reaction of the left to construction in the predominantly-Arab city, Katz noted that many Jews come and will be coming to the city for the Pesach holiday, and it was important to prepare the route to make it easier for them to reach the shrine.