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        1/5/2012, Tevet 10, 5772

      Yishai, Kara Call to Keep Kuneitra Crossing Open


      A Druze delegation, led by Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, met, Thursday with Interior Minister MK Eli Yishai, following reports of the intention by the Northern Command of the Israel Defense Forces to close the Kuneitra Crossing between the Golan Heights and Syria to humanitarian visits. Deputy Minister Kara told Minister Yishai that "the closure of the crossing agitates the atmosphere of unrest and alienates the inhabitants of the Golan Heights. The visits are a safety valve to release pressure of the society and contributes a lot to regional stability."

      Minister Eli Yishai informed Deputy Minister Kara that he would continue to support religious, health and family visits to make things easier for the Golan residents in their relationships with their families on both sides of the border. He promised to work together with the deputy minister to press the defense minister to cancel the decree of the Northern Command.