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        5/24/2012, Sivan 3, 5772

      Sewage Could Minimize Activity at Meitar Crossing


      The Defense Ministry is threatening to partially close the Meitar Crossing in the southern Hevron Hills and reduce civilian traffic there to a minimum because of a severe environmental health hazard. A wastewater separation facility located next to the crossing causes severe odors, which Defense Ministry employees have complained they cannot withstand.

      The crossing is the principle one for traffic headed toward Be'er Sheva' from southern Hevron Hills Jewish communities. As a result of the proposed change, the crossing will only operate for vehicles and not for pedestrians or merchandise, and the Tarqumiya crossing will be reinforced.