Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz (Likud Party), inaugurated Wednesday a new road to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron from Kiryat Arba. The width of the road has doubled and new railings, lighting and other improvements have been made. Katz said, "half a million visitors each year visit the Cave of the Patriarchs. For them and for local residents, this is a safety project that directly affects the quality of life. Today we deepen our roots and give a clear answer to [PA Chairman Mahmoud] Abbas -- our home in Hevron was here 3,700 years ago and will be here forever," he stated.