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        3/5/2012, Adar 11, 5772

      Yisrael Katz to Make 'Important Train Announcement'

      Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz has scheduled a news conference for this morning in his office, at which time he will make "an important announcement about the future of Israel Railways", according to Channel 2 television. 

      The report cites involved sources who claim that Katz will announce the closing of the railroad in order to put pressure on its workers' committee, which has held sanctions over the outsourcing of maintenance to the line's rolling stock. It is believed that management has already taken steps to preprare for the closure.