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  3/29/2012, Nisan 6, 5772

Avnei Chefetz Residents Protest Roadblock Removal


Residents of the northwestern Samarian Jewish community of Avnei Chefetz are scheduled to demonstrate, Thursday evening, against the removal of a roadblock which prevented residents of the neighboring Arab village of Shufa from crossing the highway.

Tzvi Drdik of the community's secretariat said the Israel Defense Forces decided to lower the barrier, even though it had committed not to do so until safety adjustments were made to conform with the large number of residents of Shechem who are expected to use the route. He said that if the highway is not widened, lights and a junction are not added, among other things, the road will become a death trap.